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Drug Test Results, Conflict of Interest Issues, on Agenda of 2020 Racing Investigators Conference

Many of the world’s top racing investigators will meet in New Mexico Feb. 23-26 for the annual meeting of the Organization of Racing Investigators, presented by 1/ST Safety.

The meetings will take place at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Presentations at the conference will include:

● Keynote presentation case study: Kwan Wolsey, Queensland Racing Integrity Commission

● Developing Open Source intelligence – Tyler Durand, Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario

● “Trackman” Safety issues for the equine, related to track conditions – Glen Kozak, NYRA

● What to do if you have an “Active Shooter” at your racetrack – Tim McLaughlin, Parx Racing

● USTA Discussion on Standardbred racing – TC Lane, United States Trotting Association

● Discussion on Conflict of Interest between Horsemen and Officials – Don Ahrens, Sam Houston Race Pack and Juan Estrada, Arizona Department of Gaming

● Shenanigans in the racing office and what an Investigator should look for – Ismael (Izzy) Trejo, New Mexico Racing Commission

● What can’t the testing Lab detect it? – Petra Hartman, Industrial Laboratories

● Investigator role in catastrophic Injuries – Jim Blodgett, Texas Racing Commission

● What an Investigator needs to know to enforce TCO2 and Shockwave regulations: Alan Chastain, DVM

● Update on digital tattoos – Teena Appleby, TRPB

● Identifying human signs on drug impairment – Jason Klouser, Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission

● Case Study-Jockey Performance – Leasa Johnson, New Mexico Racing Commission

● Discussion of what makes the case for prosecution/appeal – Mark Swanson, NMAAG

● Demonstration of Equine Drug Dog – Luis Alvarez, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack

Source: Paulick Report Press Release

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