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

U.S. House overwhelmingly approves anti horse soring bill

Racks of used stacked pads using in the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses and other gaited horses in the showring.

By an overwhelming vote Thursday, July 25, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill aimed at putting a stop to the intentional cruelty of Tennessee Walking Horses known as "soring". H.R.693, The Prevent All Soring Tactics Act, won approval by a margin of 333 to 96 votes. Known as the PAST Act, the… Continue reading U.S. House overwhelmingly approves anti horse soring bill