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Thursday, October 12, 2023Contact: Gary Falter (859) 224-2803
Equine Surgery Topic of Thoroughbred Owner Conference Panel

The eighth panel of the OwnerView Virtual Thoroughbred Owner Conference held Tuesday, October 10, featured an equine surgery video and a discussion about the video with Dr. Larry Bramlage and OwnerView’s project manager, Gary Falter.

The conference is hosted by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and sponsored by Bessemer Trust, Stoll Keenon Ogden, and The Green Group. This panel was sponsored by Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.

Attendees were able to ask questions through Zoom’s Q&A feature, sponsored by West Point Thoroughbreds.

The video shows the process of removing a chip from a 3-year-old Thoroughbred colt starting with the horse entering Rood and Riddle and ending with his recovery from surgery.

Dr. Bramlage said that removing a chip is not the same as most people’s concept of taking a rock out of a shoe. He also explained, “The whole point behind removing the fragment is to stop the reaction of that joint to that fragment of bone. That reaction is what does the long-term damage to the joint.”

A replay of the panel and all previous panels can be viewed at There are two more Thoroughbred Owner Conference virtual panels scheduled for 2023, with the next session, Foot Care and Equine Dentistry, to be held November 7 at 2 p.m. ET. A full schedule can be found here:

There is no registration fee for the virtual conference series, but registration is required. For more information about the owner conference, please visit or contact Gary Falter at 859.224.2803 or

OwnerView is a joint effort spearheaded by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to encourage ownership of Thoroughbreds and provide accurate information on aspects of ownership such as trainers, public racing syndicates, the process of purchasing and owning a Thoroughbred, racehorse retirement, and owner licensing.

The need for a central resource to encourage Thoroughbred ownership was identified in the comprehensive economic study of the sport that was commissioned by The Jockey Club and conducted by McKinsey & Company in 2011. The OwnerView site was launched in May 2012.