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Veterinary information

Reporting to the RCA Technical Group, the Executive call on the advice of Veterinary Surgeon Simon Knapp for all veterinary and horse welfare matters. We also work closely with BHA, the NTF and The Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons to ensure the highest standards of equine care are provided on racecourses and across the sport.

The RCA is a proud supporter of the Horse Comes First. The Horse Comes First is a collective of leading organisations in British Horseracing with the aim of increasing the high standards of equine welfare in the sport. The initiative aims to improve understanding of the care given to our horses throughout and after their careers in racing. Click here for more information.