Governor signs horse racing safety bills in California

Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify. Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images.

VIA THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS | Sept. 29, 2020 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa Tuesday to improve horse racing safety across California and build on reforms adopted last year. Additionally, the governor signed a second horse racing bill, co-authored by Sen. Dodd and Assembly member Adam Gray, D-Merced, incorporating recommendations… Continue reading Governor signs horse racing safety bills in California

Remembering Mongolian Groom

The off hind leg of Mongolian Groom fractures at the Breeder's Cup and he is taken off of he track and destroyed.

Whenever we think of the bill still pending before Congress that would result in the creation of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority our thought turns to Mongolian Groom. Here's a replay of an event from last year. It illustrates that American racehorses have absolutely no friends within the industry. Training videos suggest Mongolian Groom… Continue reading Remembering Mongolian Groom

Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act passes House

The late Mongolian Groom, killed at the Breeder's Cup, Santa Anita, Calif.

WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko’s bipartisan national horse racing reform bill, H.R. 1754, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. The bill has long been co-led by Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and would designate the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority to design and implement uniform national horse racing medication and racetrack safety standards. “After… Continue reading Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act passes House

NAARV opposes HISA

We just posted that H.R.1754, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) is set to be voted on today, Sept. 29th. There are powerful horse racing groups who are in favor of the bill; there are powerful horse racing groups who are opposed to it. All have been lobbying strongly for their wills to be… Continue reading NAARV opposes HISA

US House to vote today on Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

US Capitol Dome and Flag.

The U.S. House of Representatives are scheduled to vote on H.R.1754, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA), today, Tuesday, September 29. According to the Leader's Weekly Schedule the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. You can watch it live on C-SPAN. You must log… Continue reading US House to vote today on Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

Federal bill may incentivize States to defund anti-doping and medication rule enforcement

ARCI PRESS RELEASE (Sept 25, 2020) — The newly proposed Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 (S.4547) may provide an incentive for States to defund existing anti-doping and medication rule enforcement programs according to an analysis being prepared for the Association of Racing Commissioners International so the group can help achieve a “smooth transition”… Continue reading Federal bill may incentivize States to defund anti-doping and medication rule enforcement