Editor's note: While primarily thoroughbred racing in context, there are many points which apply to harness racing. In particular, I suggest you read the section on STATS: The New Vision for Racing. Here is a video of the aforementioned Roundtable (2hrs). For those who lack two hours to watch the video, here is an article which highlights the roundtable regarding medication, including the potential for eliminating Salix. Other related articles may be found here.
Also, note the Jockey Club is mandating the microchipping of all foaled race horses starting with the 2017 season (voluntary in 2016). This is something we have been arguing for a long time but has been rejected by standardbred interests. The time has come to begin microchipping of horses.