The Thoroughbred Safety Committee was created in May 2008 to review every facet of equine health and to recommend actions the industry can take to improve the health and safety of Thoroughbreds.
The committee convenes to discuss myriad safety issues with a cross section of industry representatives,
including jockeys, trainers, veterinarians, chemists, pedigree experts, handicappers, owners, breeders,
blacksmiths, racing commissioners, racetrack executives and geneticists.
Committee members are Craig R. Fravel (chairman), John Barr, James G. (Jimmy) Bell, Dr. Larry Bramlage, Dell Hancock, Christopher J. McCarron, and Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr. Each is a member of The Jockey Club.