In an opinion piece for the Louisville Courier-Journal, April 29, 2021, right before the Kentucky Derby, Mitch McConnell and Andy Barr patted themselves generously on the back regarding the passage of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (“Act”), a bi-partisan bill made law on December 27, 2020. The Act establishes the Horseracing Integrity and Safety… Continue reading Lawsuits filed against the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act
by JANE ALLIN The Triple Crown races are upon us again, albeit postponed, and Baffert is back in the news. Two of his horses, one a top contender for the Belmont Stakes, tested positive for Lidocaine. Not one but two — Charlatan and stable mate Gamine — both of whom won on the race card… Continue reading Will the Teflon effect keep Bob bobbing along?
By Ryan Dickey | Horse Racing Nation Kentucky legislators have passed a one-year budget for the upcoming fiscal year with three initiatives intended to bolster the integrity of horse racing in the state and on a national level. An $11.3 billion general fund budget is awaiting approval by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear. Three horse racing-specific… Continue reading In wake of doping scandal, Kentucky may fund national testing lab
By JANE ALLIN LAMENESS LOCATOR Lameness is a term used to describe a horse’s change in gait, usually in response to pain in a limb that can occur due to a wide variety of causes (e.g. degenerative joint disease, laminitis, infection). Some conditions are more easily diagnosed and treated than others, which may only cause… Continue reading Innovative Tools to Detect Lameness and Pre-existing Injury in Racehorses
Updated. We hope you got to watch or listen to the Subcommittee Hearing just conducted on the Horseracing Integrity Act (H.R.1754), chaired by Congresswoman Janice D. Schakowsky. The Hearing began at 10:30 a.m. and concluded at 12:45 p.m. It was riveting, demonstrating how far apart most of racing is regarding the state of its industry.… Continue reading Horseracing Integrity Act Subcommittee Hearing and video
When and Where Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. ETU.S. House of RepresentativesEnergy & Commerce CommitteeSubcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. Scheduled Speakers • Marty Irby , Executive Director, Animal Wellness Action • William M. Lear Jr., Vice Chairman, The Jockey Club • Joe De Francis, Humane Society… Continue reading Hearing set for Horseracing Integrity Act
JANUARY With 10 horses suffering catastrophic injuries in January 2019 at celebrated Santa Anita Park in California, horse racing got off to an unusually bad start. Over the course of the year, horse deaths became the prevailing national horse racing story, culminating with the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on November… Continue reading Horse Racing 2019 Year in Review