Attention All Trainers: Cool off your horses today!
To all the trainers running today in these warm, hot, humid or still conditions, or if requested by the state veterinarian, please:
- Cool horses before and after races with cold water
- Remove saddles and blinkers promptly after the race
- Apply large amounts of cold water as soon as possible
- Scrape off the water before walking back to the stable area (water remaining on horse’s back will hold in heat and inhibit cooling)