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领先的赛马组织与英国合作,支持改善表面安全的研究


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肯塔基大学

虽然2020年在很大程度上看到了对人的粉丝关闭的轨道,但赛马已经继续。因此,一组赛道和行业组织的持续努力,在一年中初期形成了伙伴关系,以集体支持肯塔基州大学的表面安全研究努力。

丘吉尔下来, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Keeneland, the New York Racing Association, Inc. and The Stronach Group have pledged resources to bolster this unprecedented research initiative as part of their combined efforts to increase safety and transparency in the sport of horse racing.

The aim of this fund is to improve the safety of horse racing by supporting equine surfaces and safety research under the direction of Mick Peterson, director of equine safety and researcher in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering in UK’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Peterson joined UK’s team in 2016 and is nationally and internationally recognized for a career in track surface safety research and testing.

领先的赛马组织与英国合作,支持改善表面安全的研究努力。(Mark Pearson摄影通过英国)

The position of director of equine safety was created this year by the college to support the industry through the continued development of technologies to ensure safety of surfaces for racehorses and all performance horses.

“英国农业学院,食品和环境中都以各种方式致力于我们的签名标准行业。特别是,我们致力于我们体育中安全的各个方面,“英国土地授予参与和大学院长的副总裁Nancy Cox说。“这件礼物使我们能够做重要的研究,以协助纯种赛车,并创建一个专家的管道,以服务赛道安全。”

自彼得森加入英国队以来,在支持表面安全工作方面取得了很大进展。2019年,全国纯种赛车协会致力于10万美元转变位于英国校园的大型工业研究实验室。

在2019年的赛马会圆桌会议期间,赛马队俱乐部致力于支持由彼得森领导的赛车表面测试实验室的努力,以及其服务马匹工业的能力。

“赛车表面的选择和维护有可能降低灾难性的伤害率。“彼得森说,提供一贯的表面也有助于培训师和主人为他们的马匹的福利做出健全的决定。”

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Under the direction of Peterson, the lab has been particularly effective at reinforcing the welfare and safety commitment through its central testing laboratory for dirt, turf and synthetic surface materials. To date, testing has included more than 70 different racing and training tracks around the world. Equipment development from the lab includes riding crop design assessment, testing maintenance equipment and performance tests of starting gate and rail padding.

在行业支持的马器董事的作用中,彼得森将开发一个发现研究计划并提供当代测试能力。这一愿景的一部分包括建立一个国家和国际卓越的卓越卓越中心,为马运动员的安全,培训下一代马表安全专家,并与赛道共同合作。本协作将通过确定英国赛道安全计划的研究和技术需求来促进翻译研究。

通过参与跟踪或的支持ganizations, Peterson’s work will help develop innovative technologies to assess track safety, working collaboratively with veterinarians, biologists and others to develop models for track surfaces that promote optimum safety and performance.

这将包括维护所有分析数据的精度,准确性,完整性和解释,以支持行业。


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