Kildare-based Equine MediRecord has signed a deal to provide its anti-doping and equine welfare software to the Breeders Cup World Championships at Keeneland in Kentucky on November 6th and 7th.

The agreement follows on from previous successes with the system being used by Thoroughbred Owners of California, The Irish Veterinary and Welfare Commission, Irish Harness Racing Association, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and the Arabian Racing Organisations.

The company was founded two years ago and is headed by Pierce Dargam who we named as one of this year’s Sport for Business 30 under 30.

The company sells and maintains a revolutionary software platform which allows for the full veterinary history of a horse to be recorded securely, ensuring the best possible horse welfare as well as aiding with crucial anti-doping procedures.

The new system it has developed for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships 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 Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland.

“The Equine MediRecord system is a major breakthrough in providing the latest and most comprehensive medical and testing records for all participants in this year’s World Championships,” said Dora Delgado, Breeders’ Cup Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Officer.

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 competition at the Breeders’ Cup, such a tool is needed to ensure the integrity of the records while also allowing them to be digitally submitted to regulators like the Kentucky Racing Commission and Breeders’ Cup officials.

“It is an amazing privilege to work with the Breeders’ Cup. When we started the company it was one of our dreams to build the technology to help ensure the best possible care is given to the top thoroughbred horses from around the world.”

“The Breeders’ Cup has always been a leader when it comes to adopting the best welfare and anti-doping protocols. We are very proud to be working with them.”

Sport for Business Partners