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Winning Ponies

Winning Ponies

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July 07th 2016:Winning Ponies Welcomes University of Kentucky Professor Dr. Carl Mattacola and Delta Downs Track Announcer and Handicapper Don Stevens

The Jockeys' Guild and Kentucky tracks hope to take a big step forward this year in rider concussion protocol. Speaking at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 28 at Keeneland, Dr. Carl Mattacola, professor of athletic training & rehabilitation sciences at the University of Kentucky, outlined plans for the concussion protocol pilot study to be conducted in Kentucky. The Guild and the Universtiy of Kentucky hope to have a point person hired soon who will oversee the program, set for a three-year pilot study. Dr. Mattacola will give us an insight into this study. This week

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Dr. Carl Mattacola

Dr. Carl Mattacola, the director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program and a professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky, will oversee the study at all of Kentucky’s thoroughbred racetracks: Turfway Park, Keeneland Race Course, Churchill Downs, Ellis Park and Kentucky Downs. It is scheduled to begin this summer. “This project will leverage the full resources and knowledge base of University of Kentucky’s Sports Medicine Research Institute (SMRI) and the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) to help create the first national protocol for concussion management in jockeys.” A licensed athletic trainer, Mattacola received his bachelor’s
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Don Stevens

Don attended his first horse race at age 13 while at Longacres in Renton, Washington and has been handicapping races ever since. He has attended John Brooks Broadcasting School in 1994 where he met his mentor, Jim Byers who was the announcer at Remington Park at that time. Stevens was hired as the backup announcer and Equibase chart caller at Remington Park in September, 1996 then was promoted to assistant media relations director and backup announcer in June, 1998. He took over for Mr. Byers as the full time announcer, simulcast host and TV host of the Remington Report on FOX 25 OKC in August, 1999. Don was then hired as the track announcer, handicapper and simulcast show host
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies 23/11/2017 05:00 23/11/2017 06:00 Winning Ponies https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies The Jockeys' Guild and Kentucky tracks hope to take a big step forward this year in rider concussion protocol. Speaking at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 28 at Keeneland, Dr. Carl Mattacola, professor of athletic training & rehabilitation sciences at the University of Kentucky, outlined plans for the concussion protocol pilot study to be conducted in Kentucky. The Guild and the Universtiy of Kentucky hope to have a point person hired soon who will oversee the program, set for a three-year pilot study. Dr. Mattacola will give us an insight into this study. This week we are going to "Dash For Cash" with the Quarter Horses. Delta Downs is closing out its meet with an amazing card that includes 8 stakes races. We'll be bringing on Quarter Horse expert handicapper Don Stevens and analyze the top three events of Saturday evening - the $690,295 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG 1); the $150,000 Delta Downs Derby (RG 3) and the $100,000 Louisiana Classic (RG 2). VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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