06/06/2014 12:16PM

Owners can upload vet records to Jockey Club website


Owners who have pledged to make the veterinary records of their horses public can now do so through a link at horseracingreform.org, a website administered by The Jockey Club, the organization that gathered the pledges.

The link will require the owner to create a verifiable account, according to The Jockey Club. The owner can then directly upload scans of the vet records or request that an e-mail be sent to the trainer of the horses to perform the uploads, The Jockey Club said.

Vet records are considered the legal property of the owner of the horse.

In April, The Jockey Club began collecting pledges from owners to make vet records public for any horse entered in a graded stakes. The pledge said that the owners would make the previous 14 days of records public on the day the graded stakes was run.

Approximately 130 horse owners or ownership groups have added their names to the pledge list. Still, of the 19 horses who ran in the Kentucky Derby, only three had their records uploaded to an interim site created by The Jockey Club. For the Preakness, the vet records for two horses were uploaded.