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Equine & Human Safety

The purpose of the Equine and Human Safety web page is to provide a comprehensive location to find all related material for the Oregon Racing Commission. 

Medication and Safety Committee Members

Commissioner Berry - Chair

Commissioner Fowler - Vice Chair

Presiding State Steward - Mike Twiggs

Senior Commission Veterinarian - Tom Everman, DVM

Connie Winn - Executive Director

                                                               Race Horse Aftercare Organizations

Retired Racehorse Project - Dedicated to helping Thoroughbreds find second careers.
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance - Kentucky-based nonprofit that accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds.
The Prodigious Fund allocates donations made by Emerald Downs horsemen to nonprofits that help Thoroughbreds. Emerald Downs matches the contributions.
Canter USA - Adoption site for off-track Thoroughbreds ready to start new careers. Has affiliates in California, Colorado, and Arizona.
Second Chance Ranch - Puget Sound area organization devoted to rehabilitation, retraining, and adoption of Thoroughbred race horses to second careers.

ORC Related Policies and Protocols

No Slaughter Statement                             Concussion Protocols    

                                                                    Coming soon                                       

AQI Policy

Inclement Weather Policy   

Coming soon


 Annual Report on Equine Catastrophic Injuries

                                                         Current Report on Necropsies