Andymays wrote:I say yes.
Especially for those racing within a 24 or 48 hour window.
We began discussions of improving backside 15 security. We have reports from almost ten years ago when 16 CHRB held a series of meetings that looked into camera 17 surveillance in the backside, along with numerous other 18 issues. A few of the recommendations stemming from the 2003 19 and 2004 meetings were implemented. But the major issues of 20 detention barns and/or camera surveillance were not 21 resolved. Additional security personnel could be a 22 possibility. Kirk Breed will be getting a group together, 23 led by Chief Investigator Bill Westerman, to take a detailed 24 look at backside and come with -- come up with 25
recommendations, including suggestions on how to pay for it. 1 The TOC and the CTT support the concept of enhanced 2 security. We could also make additional security a 3 condition of date allocations. 4
One thing that was interesting is whereas in 2004 5 it seemed the consensus that cameras would be the answer, 6 now with experience it seems that probably more personnel 7 security and putting the emphasis on personnel security that 8 have serious horse -- that -- who are serious horsemen first 9 so that they know what’s going on, they’re experienced. And 10 as we’ve seen with our safety stewards, Luis Juaregui and 11 Paul Nicolo, it’s -- I think that’s been very successful. 12 So we’ll be looking, probably, into more personnel like 13 them. 14
We continued our discussion of jockey and exercise 15 rider injuries. Dr. Peter Hitchens