2024 Pegasus World Cup Partners with Equine MediRecord and Business Infusions to Digitize Equine Welfare Protocols

January 19th, 2024

Hallandale Beach, FL (January 18th, 2024) – 1/ST, owners of the Pegasus World Cup, announced today a partnership with Irish technology company, Equine MediRecord (EMR) and their group Business Infusions (BI) to digitize equine welfare protocols for this year’s event. This added measure will enhance the stringent equine health and safety protocols that will be in place for the race at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 27th. To make the process even easier EMR representatives will be onsite to help log each horse’s information into the EMR system with their representatives.

The EMR platform that will be used for the 2024 Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat allows for the full veterinary history of the horse to be collected digitally and recorded securely. Use of this innovative platform will be mandatory and will provide all entrants, trainers and veterinarians with a user-friendly system to comply with the strict medication protocols for this year’s event. Integrity of the veterinary information will be ensured using the unique algorithms found in the EMR technology. Once the records are entered into the system they cannot be altered. Results are submitted digitally to designated regulators and officials ensuring the highest level of integrity and transparency of veterinary records.

To help prevent double entry of information entered by veterinarians BI are integrating their HVMS veterinary practice management system, the largest equine veterinary management system in the world, into a number of systems to ensure the required information for the welfare protocols can go to the multiple mandated racing officials to be cleared. One integration for HVMS will allow veterinarians to send required medical record information directly to HISA through HVMS which reduces the need for double entry into HISA while ensuring compliance to HISA rules.

“We welcome the support of Equine MediRecord to the Pegasus World Cup for another year,” said Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinary Officer, 1/ST RACING. “The immediate access to relevant medical information significantly enhances safety and welfare for our equine athletes and further enforces the 1/ST RACING standards of integrity and accountability in our sport.”

Pierce Dargan, Chief Executive Officer, Equine MediRecord said, “We are excited about our partnership with 1/ST and doing all we can to help ensure that best horse welfare and transparency protocols are followed in equine sport while ensuring participants do not have to enter information multiple times to be cleared. We are thrilled to be partnering with 1/ST for the Pegasus World Cup 2024.”

The Irish company whose technology is fast becoming the global standard for equine sport organizers has already amassed an impressive list of clients and users including the Thoroughbred Owners of California, Maryland 5 Star, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the Arabian Racing Organisation, Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Saudi Cup.

For more information on the Pegasus World Cup, visit www.pegasusworldcup.com or follow on social @PegasusWorldCup.

For more on Equine MediRecord, visit www.equinemedirecord.com.


Press and Media Contacts:

Tiffani Steer, Vice President, Communications, 1/ST, tiffani.steer@1/ST.com

Pierce Dargan, CEO, Equine MediRecord, darganph@equinemedirecord.com

About The Stronach Group and 1/ST

The Stronach Group is a world-class technology, entertainment and real estate development company with Thoroughbred horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering at the core.  The company’s consumer facing brand 1/ST (pronounced “First”) powers The Stronach Group’s forward-thinking 1/ST RACING, 1/ST CONTENT, 1/ST TECHNOLOGY, 1/ST LIVE and 1/ST PROPERTIES businesses, while advocating for and driving the 1/ST HORSE CARE mission. 1/ST represents The Stronach Group’s continued movement toward redefining Thoroughbred racing and the ecosystem that drives it. 1/ST RACING drives the best-in-class horse racing operations at the company’s premier racetracks and training centers including: Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and San Luis Rey Downs (California); Gulfstream Park – home of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, and Gulfstream Park West (Florida); the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course – home of the legendary Preakness Stakes, Rosecroft Raceway and Bowie Training Center (Maryland). 1/ST CONTENT is the newly formed operating group for 1/ST’s media and content companies including: Monarch Content Management, Elite, GWS and XBTV. 1/ST TECHNOLOGY is horse racing’s largest racing and gaming technology company offering world-class products via its AmTote, Xpressbet, 1/ST BET, XB SELECT, XB NET, PariMAX and Betmix brands. 1/ST LIVE blends the worlds of sports, entertainment and hospitality by delivering uniquely curated events such as InfieldFest and Pegasus LIV Stretch Village. 1/ST PROPERTIES is responsible for the development of the company’s live, work and play communities surrounding its racing venues including: The Village at Gulfstream Park (Florida) and Paddock Pointe (Maryland).  As the advocate for critical industry reforms and by making meaningful investments into aftercare programs for retired horses and jockeys, 1/ST HORSE CARE represents The Stronach Group’s commitment to achieving the highest level of horse and rider care and safety standards in Thoroughbred horse racing on and off the track. For more information please visit www.1st.com.