Officiating the Races Around the World
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities included a new model rule in its international agreement addressing interference during the running of a race, calling it a significant achievement in the quest for major racing rules to be harmonized across all member countries. As more countries move from what is referred to as a Category 2 philosophy (used in the U.S.) to Category 1, will there be pressure for North America to follow suit? Should the U.S. consider a change? Panelists will describe the difference in the philosophies as well present races for the audience to adjudicate using both methods.
Moderator: Jennifer Durenberger, Chief Examining Veterinarian, The New York Racing Association
Cathy O'Meara, Coordinator, Racing Officials Accreditation Program
Atsushi Koya, Chief Representative New York Office, Japan Racing Association, Accredited ROAP Steward
Eddie Arroyo, State Steward, Illinois Horse Racing Board, Accredited ROAP Steward
Scott Chaney, State Steward, California Horse Racing Board, Accredited ROAP Steward