COUNTY KILDARE, Ire. – An Irish Trade delegation led by Leo Varadkar were at the Jockey Club to announce that Kildare-based Equine MediRecord had secured a long-term contract with the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia to provide their revolutionary software platform into the Kingdom. The platform will be introduced to support the highly prestigious Saudi Cup 2022, the world’s most valuable horse race which has now been given Group 1 status for the first time this year and in record time. The Equine MediRecord platform allows for the full veterinary history of the horse to be recorded securely, ensuring the best possible horse welfare as well as aiding with crucial anti-doping procedures. This platform will provide all entrants, trainers and vets, a system to comply with the latest anti-doping and animal welfare measures which have been brought in for the Saudi Cup 2022. This will allow all this information to be collected digitally. Integrity of this information will be ensured using the Equine MediRecord system and its algorithms which will guarantee the compliance for all horses who participate before they race, ensuring the best possible equine welfare.
(Left to Right) Leo Clancy, CEO Enterprise Ireland, Finlay Dargan, COO Equine MediRecord, Pierce Dargan, CEO Equine MediRecord, Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Prince Bandar Bin Khalid Al Faisal, Chairman of the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia.
Equine MediRecord’s platform has seen extensive international traction after its launch just three years ago having already amassed an impressive list of clients and users including the Thoroughbred Owners of California, Irish Veterinary and Welfare Commission, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the Arabian Racing Organisation, Breeders Cup World Championships.
The company sells and maintains a revolutionary software platform which allows for the full veterinary history of the horse to be recorded securely, ensuring the best possible horse welfare as well as aiding with crucial anti-doping procedures. The new system EMR has developed for the Saudi Cup 2022 which will automatically inform trainers from across the world of the safety and integrity regulations that need to be followed and what documents need to be submitted through the system to allow horses to run in the Saudi Cup 2022 in February.
Once records are entered into the system they cannot be altered, providing integrity and transparency for all concerned. With strict requirements in place for the Saudi Cup 2022, such a tool is needed to ensure the integrity of the records while also allowing them to be digitally submitted to the relevant Jockey Club regulators and officials.
The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia continues to be a leader in the region when it comes to adopting best welfare and anti-doping protocols. With the sport and its integrity in the spotlight the Irish innovation is sure to be adopted by more top racing organisations who are looking to ensure best possible welfare and anti-doping practices for the horses in their care.
Equine MediRecord Press Release
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