Equine MediRecord at Aintree Grand National Festival

By Equine MediRecord

The Equine MediRecord (EMR) team was at the Aintree Grand National Festival where our system was used for the first time. All veterinary information for the 2023 Grand National was submitted and recorded using our EMR system  – a secure digital platform for managing the horse’s medical records.



The use of EMR technology aimed to improve and simplify the process for everyone involved, with a more user-friendly system for submitting and storing the necessary information and enabling it to be shared digitally with the BHA’s veterinary team.



Already a familiar system to many British and Irish trainers for managing the veterinary history of their horses, EMR is also in operation in international racing jurisdictions as part of their pre-race equine health and wellbeing protocols. Trainers new to the system will be supported throughout the process.



The use of EMR for the Aintree protocols was made possible thanks to the work of the Horse Welfare Board and grant funding from the Racing Foundation, with continually improved medical data and clinical record analysis central to British racing’s ongoing welfare strategy.



The digital platform was used for the medical declarations process for the 2023 Randox Foxhunters’ Open Handicap Steeple Chase and Randox Topham Handicap Steeple Chase.


Can read more about our work on the BHA website here: www.britishhorseracing.com/press_releases/enhanced-veterinary-protocols-for-2023-grand-national


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