5th Circuit denies HISA’s request to vacate ruling against it

• Read full article at The Blood-Horse » The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Jan. 31 denying a request by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority to vacate a previous determination that the Authority's power was unconstitutional. The ruling is the latest addition to a lengthy civil court battle led by the… Continue reading 5th Circuit denies HISA’s request to vacate ruling against it

Baffert fighting 90 day suspension

Sorry, but we just cannot seem to get rid of Bob Baffert, even for a little while. Predictably, Baffert is fighting to have his recent 90-day suspension set aside. It is “destroying his business.” Poor thing. Horse Racing Nation reports, “Trainer Bob Baffert and his legal team requested an injunction in Franklin Circuit Court on… Continue reading Baffert fighting 90 day suspension

Horse Slaughter Subcommittee Hearing and video

Abraham Lincoln with Horse, statue, Washington D.C.

H.R.961 — the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2019 (or SAFE Act) — was introduced by Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky [D-IL-9] on February 4, 2019 and referred to the U.S. House Energy & Commerce and Agriculture committees, along with a Subcommittee of each. At long last an anti horse slaughter bill was given a… Continue reading Horse Slaughter Subcommittee Hearing and video

The Horseracing Integrity Act and the future of horse racing

Historic twin spires of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Abbie Myers.

The Bloodhorse magazine reports: The Horseracing Integrity Act (H.R. 1754), introduced in March by Congressman Andy Barr, a Kentucky Republican, and Congressman Paul Tonko, a New York Democrat, has gained additional support from the House of Representatives, with 226 members now co-sponsoring the legislation.The bill received co-sponsorship from a majority of the House in mid-December.… Continue reading The Horseracing Integrity Act and the future of horse racing