Horses and humans feel the same pain when whipped, study finds

Landmark research comes as Racing Victoria tables proposal to phase out the whip, saying rules on its use ‘no longer appropriate’ There is no significant difference in the way humans and horses experience the pain of being struck by a whip, according to a landmark study that researchers say should end the argument on the… Continue reading Horses and humans feel the same pain when whipped, study finds

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

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

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

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