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Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act

We are committed to the long-term elimination of doping and other abuse in the American horse race, and we have worked hard to ensure proper enforcement of the first new federal horse protection law enacted in half a century. Let the new law fail to protect our famous American horses, such as the 1970 Horse Protection Act and the Horse Racing Act.

“With the passage of an anti-doping law, we are at the forefront of a long and important race for the spirit of horse racing,” said Van Paisley, president of the Center for Human Economy. 

 Freddie Hudson said: “We appreciate the announcement and launch of Mountain Horse , which will help control the new authority and ensure that the Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Act is properly enforced and enforced. Is.” The executive director said. The U.S. The Harness Racing Alumni Association said, “It is important that the new authority builds confidence in American horse racing and we look forward to adopting new legislation from the Horse Racing Industry. HISA is a turning point in the industry, and its success is legal “It’s important to keep the game going.”

Background

Capitol Hill, Erbie, Paisley, and other members of the Alliance for Horsehood Integrity told Congress in nearly a thousand meetings that the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was involved in drug testing and law enforcement oversight. ۔ Was basic and grounded. Legislation, but flaws in the new law were soon pointed out by HISA’s new board, which split from USADA in December and chose Anonymous Drug-Free Sports International to complete the test. As a result, the betting public has also been left with countless questions about the application and implementation.

Race Day also includes a doping ban.

The United States sets uniform national standards for horse racing regulations.

It should directly address the safety and well-being of racehorses and the integrity of the sport itself through better anti-doping measures and racetrack safety standards.

Doping of American racehorses has been the focus of Congress for the past seven years, with hundreds of horses dying on the race track each week, and in March 2020 37 trainers and veterinarians were indicted.

In an example of industry-wide support for change, the Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Act were ratified by all three Triple Crown races (Kentucky Derby, Perkins Stakes, and Belmont Stakes). Efforts are underway to seek support from the Horse Racing Integrity Alliance (CHRI), which includes The Jockey Club, The Breeders Cup, Kentland Resources, Thor Bread Owners and Breeders Association, Water He Oats Alliance, and Animal Welfare.

38 The failure of track safety and anti-doping efforts within the jurisdiction of American racing has undermined public confidence in horse racing, endangered the integrity of the competition, and endangered racers. Man and horseman. The Act addresses these issues while helping to increase public interest in this important industry. To protect horses and jockeys, and for the sport of horse racing itself, American horse racing desperately needed the Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Act, which came into force on Friday, July 1, 2022.

 Key terms

To create these uniform performance and safety standards for the sport of horse racing, the Act created the Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Authority, a private, autonomous, self-regulatory, non-profit organization. . . It will not be funded by the federal government. Industry

The committee is controlled by independent members from both industries. All independent members of the Board and Standing Committees will be subject to serious conflicts of interest.

An anti-doping program requires the law authority to create a set of uniform anti-doping laws, including lists of prohibited substances and methods, protocols for administration and authorization of authorized substances, and laboratory testing protocols. Approved and prohibited substances and methods will be developed in consultation with international anti-doping standards and veterinary ethics standards, as well as in consultation with representatives of the racing industry and the public. The new nationwide laws replace the existing patchwork of regulatory systems that control 38 separate jurisdictions for horse racing.

Race Track Safety Program For the health and safety of racehorses and jockeys, the authority is required by law to develop a race track safety program that has a uniform set of standards and protocols. Race training and safety. These standards include design and maintenance of race tracks, control and reporting of human and equestrian injury prevention, and procedures for investigating safety violations on and off race track premises.