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

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

Horse racing returns to the killing fields of Santa Anita

Santa Anita Racecourse entrance. Photographer not cited.

Horse racing returns to the killing fields of Santa Anita for its Autumn race meet, reports local station CBS Ch. 2 Los Angeles. The article states: “Santa Anita suffered several racing horse deaths in recent years, but the acting director said changes made in California may become the standard nationwide”. The acting director they refer… Continue reading Horse racing returns to the killing fields of Santa Anita

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

McConnell Bill authorizes strict control of medications in training

Featured Image: Anne M. Eberhardt/The Horse.

ARCI PRESS RELEASE (Sept 24, 2020) — The federally sanctioned authority empowered by newly proposed legislation by Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell will be able to impose strict controls on the use of any therapeutic medications administered to a “covered horse”, effectively setting the stage for a program that could require a veterinarian to receive prior permission before… Continue reading McConnell Bill authorizes strict control of medications in training