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

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

House Cmte to consider thoroughbred racing reform legislation

Laughing hyena. Photographer unknown.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ) — The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce has officially scheduled a markup hearing for H.R. 1754, the Horseracing Integrity Act, led by U.S. Reps. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., and Andy Barr, R-Ky., for Wednesday. The markup, which gives committee members the opportunity to present changes or amendments before it is sent to… Continue reading House Cmte to consider thoroughbred racing reform legislation

The Sting that is so stinging to U.S. horse racing

The great Australian race mare who won the Cox Plate a record four times.

Testing racehorses for "doping" or performance-enhancing drugs may be better described as a band aid, but not the cure.

Horseracing Integrity Act Subcommittee Hearing and video

Horses jump out the gate at Del Mar racetrack in California. Unattributed Google search result.

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