Baffert and Racing and HISA, oh my

Vivian was preparing to write an update on the ongoing troubles of racehorse trainer Bob Baffert — that Baffert's “get out of jail card” may no longer be what it used to be. Then she saw Barry Irwin's interesting article on the Paulick Report, where Mr. Erwin generously explains and analyzes Baffert's woes — from… Continue reading Baffert and Racing and HISA, oh my

Racing news roundup 8/27

• Two arrested in Oz following racing fixing probe via Paulick Report Two individuals have been arrested in Australia after a race-fixing probe, reports racing.com. Racing Victoria is among the three racing codes to have assisted the Victoria police's Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit, whose investigation was focused on “the alleged use of illegal substances in racing… Continue reading Racing news roundup 8/27

When it comes to HISA, much of what we know is how much we don’t know

Racehorse in red hood. The Horse magazine online.

HISA stands for Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (in case you are just now seeing it). Before we get to Natalie Voss's article on HISA (only she can unravel this mess), let's take a look at how the HISA website describes the Act: When the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (“HISA”) was signed into law… Continue reading When it comes to HISA, much of what we know is how much we don’t know

Jockey Club Round Table: HISA ‘Best ever opportunity to right our badly listing ship’

Via the PAULICK REPORT by Alexa Ravit, 15th August 2021 The 69th Annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing concluded Sunday with emphatic support for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) by The Jockey Club Chairman Stuart S. Janney III, who presided over the conference and referenced in his closing remarks the… Continue reading Jockey Club Round Table: HISA ‘Best ever opportunity to right our badly listing ship’

HISA — will it be ready; will racing be ready?

Updated 4th Aug 2021 5:54 AM Will the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) be ready for horse racing and will horse racing be ready for it when it is put into action in 2022? We quote liberally from Dan Ross writing for the Thoroughbred Daily News. The selections below come from Part of 1… Continue reading HISA — will it be ready; will racing be ready?

California Horse Racing Board discuss impact of Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

We posted what the United States Trotting Association has to say about the HISA. They do not like it. They say it is unconstitutional. We posted what the American Quarter Horse Association has to say about the HISA. They do not like it. They say it lacks detail “concerning funding sources that would sustain the… Continue reading California Horse Racing Board discuss impact of Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act