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Jockey Club reviewing industry safety

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The death of Kentucky Derby runner-up
Eight Belles has the thoroughbred industry taking a closer look at
equine safety.
The Jockey Club on Thursday announced it is forming a committee
to review every aspect of horse health, ranging from breeding to
medication to racing surfaces.
A seven-member committee will include Dr. Larry Bramlage, who
was the on-track vet at Churchill Downs during the Derby. Its first
meeting will be next Wednesday.
Eight Belles broke both ankles while galloping a quarter-mile
past the finish line after Saturday's Derby. She was euthanized on
the track.

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