Prior to every race, a state employee will check both the tattoo and the written description of the horse. When a horse is
brought over from the barn area to the saddling enclosure or paddock, prior to a race, the official horse identifier, can
flip its lip, read its tattoo, and make sure that the tattoo matches the one listed on its registration papers.
Dr. Kane earned his doctorate in equine nutrition and physiology from the University of Kentucky in 1978. He works within
the animal feed industry with a specialty in horses.