Safety

At Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI"), nothing is more important than the safety and integrity of the sport of horse racing. 

We place the highest priority on the health, welfare and safety of the equine and human athletes at our facilities every day, in every race. 

CDI works with many groups and organizations including The Jockeys' Guild Inc, The Jockey Club, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, the Breeders’ Cup, Keeneland Race Course, the NTRA, the veterinarians who are part of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and the horsemen in many states, to develop programs designed to enhance the safety and welfare of the riders and horses participating at CDI facilities.

These programs are in place at all CDI racetracks, which are all fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, demonstrating adherence to a national code of standardsgeared towards a safer racing environment. We continue to work with others in the Thoroughbred Industry to raise the bar in safety at all points: pre-race, in-race and post-race. Because at our facilities, safety begins long before the horses take to the track. Safety is a focus from start to finish.