Racing to a better future

Charity race day 6 August 2019 at Newbury


Three 30 minute talks

Lecture 1 Nutrition for Optimum Growth and Performance
Dr Catherine Dunnett BSc, PhD, R. Nutr.

Catherine is an independent nutritionist registered with the British Nutrition Society. She has a background in equine research in the field of nutrition and exercise physiology, with many years spent at The Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. Prior to setting up her own consultancy business, she worked in the equine feed industry on product development and technical marketing.

Lecture 2 Cause and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injury in the Racehorse
Professor Tim Parkin BSc, PhD, Dip.ECVPH, FHEA, FRCVS

Tim graduated from Bristol with degrees in Zoology and Veterinary Science and went on to complete his PhD in Epidemiology of fractures in racehorses in 2002. Since then he has worked on numerous projects with several racing jurisdictions around the world, including the UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, South America and the USA. He has worked at the University of Glasgow since February 2007. He is a member of the Equine Injury Database Scientific Advisory Committee in the USA. He currently serves on the Veterinary Advisory Committee of World Horse Welfare; the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Petplan Charitable Trust; the Editorial Consultant Board of the Equine Veterinary Journal and is an Assistant Editor for the Veterinary Record. He is a past President of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine and is particularly interested in identifying methods to prevent musculoskeletal injury and fatality in the thoroughbred racehorse.

Lecture 3 Life after Racing
Diana Arbuthnot RoR Chief Executive

Di Arbuthnot has been working for Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), British Horseracing's official charity for the welfare of racehorses retiring from racing, since 2002. Her role as Chief Executive involves consulting with the Trustees on planning RoR strategy and budget and leading her team in the implementation of RoR activities. She is the principal point of contact for all of racing’s stakeholders and equestrian sport organisations. In addition, Di chairs the Steering Group of the International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), an independent forum established to help advocate lifetime care to a new level around the world.