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Safety & Integrity Alliance at West Virginia Racing Commission - August 17 2016

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August 2016 presentation at monthly meeting of the West Virginia Racing Commission. Remarks detailed the Safety & Integrity Alliance mission, what is the Code of Standards and how can West Virginia racing benefit from Code of Standards engagement.

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Safety & Integrity Alliance at West Virginia Racing Commission - August 17 2016

  1. 1. August 17, 2016
  2. 2. 2 Safety & Integrity Alliance – Why?
  3. 3. 3 • “The health and safety of our human and equine athletes and the integrity of our sport are horseracing’s top priorities” • Establish and implement uniform safety and integrity standards • Industry self-regulation through bi-annual Accreditation • Not unlike Joint Commissioner’s International for health care industry Safety & Integrity Alliance – How?
  4. 4. 4 Safety & Integrity Alliance – How? Code of Standards updated annually: – Industry submissions (RCI Model Rules) – Observed Best Practices Advisory Board: Today’s ‘Best Practices’ are tomorrow’s minimum standards.
  5. 5. 5 Code of Standards • Injury reporting and prevention • Safer racing and training environment • Uniform medication and testing • Jockey health and welfare • Retired racehorse aftercare • Wagering security www.NTRAalliance.com
  6. 6. 6 Safety & Integrity Alliance – How? Full Accreditation Substantially meets or exceeds all standards set forth in the Code. Provisional Accreditation Meets most standards set forth in the Code with set period of time to resolve deficiencies. Proven, effective tool to advocate regulatory change and/or adoption of “house” rules.
  7. 7. 7 Safety & Integrity Alliance – How? The Accreditation Report:
  8. 8. 8 Safety & Integrity Alliance – Who? Racetrack management typically assembles application with assistance of numerous local stakeholders. Full Accreditation can only be achieved when everyone is pulling together: • Racetrack management • Horsemen, owners • Jockey colony • Veterinarians • Regulator, racing commission
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  10. 10. 10 Accreditation – Why? • Build trust, show commitment • Communication • Continuous improvement • Third-party verification • Defense • Conspicuous by absence
  11. 11. 11 Accreditation – Why? • Build trust with stakeholders, demonstrate commitment – Government – Owners – Horsemen – Jockeys – Animal Welfare Advocates – Customers • You practice safety and integrity, but: – how do you measure it, and – how do you package that message for the customer?
  12. 12. 12 Accreditation – Why? • Continuous Operations Improvement – introspection of application process – Widely traveled, experienced S&I team distributes Best Practices – Connect with experts and advocacy resources • Third-Party Verification
  13. 13. 13 Keeping good company, or CONSPICUOUS BY ABSENCE? Accreditation – Why?
  14. 14. 14 Accreditation – Why? “None of the Penn National Gaming tracks…have sought accreditation from the NTRA Safety Alliance.”
  15. 15. 15 • Advocacy • Local accountability • Achieve the Code of Standards • Spread the message www.NTRAalliance.com The Alliance Needs Your Help…
  16. 16. 16 December 22, 2015
  17. 17. 17 www.NTRAalliance.com www.slideshare.net/StephenKoch2

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