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HISA Names Anjali Salooja New Director Of Operations And Compliance

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) has named Anjali Salooja Director of Operations and Compliance. Salooja joins HISA from the National Basketball Association where she served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. As Director of Operations and Compliance, Salooja will oversee all compliance systems and procedures for the organization, ensuring HISA remains compliant […]

‘Trusted Advocate And Resource’: HISA, HIWU Name Alan Foreman As Ombudsman

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) and Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit (HIWU) announced Wednesday that Alan Foreman, the chairman and chief executive officer of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Associations, Inc. (THA), will serve as ombudsman on behalf of HISA’s rules, with a primary focus on the Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) Program. The appointment […]

HISA: No Singular Explanation For Churchill Fatalities

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) has HISA released a report detailing the findings of its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the 12 equine fatalities that took place at Churchill Downs Racetrack from April 27 – May 27, 2023. HISA also announced a series of proposed (and in some cases, mandated) initiatives and reforms […]

HISA Deploys New Track Surface Advisory Group To Analyze Nationwide Consistency

 The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) has formed a new Track Surface Advisory Group, the members of which will be deployed by HISA to analyze dirt, turf and synthetic surface consistency at Thoroughbred racetracks across the U.S. “This Group is crucial to ensuring that HISA can support local experts working to make the surfaces […]

HISA-Led Examination Of Track Surfaces At Saratoga To Be Completed Before Aug. 30

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority released the following statement Aug. 29, in the wake of several high-profile breakdowns at Saratoga Race Course this summer: Today HISA is introducing two additional safety precautions that will be in place for the remainder of summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. HISA rule 2142(a)* requires all horses running […]

HISA Reviewing Circumstances Surrounding Recent Equine Fatalities At Saratoga

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority released the following update on Thursday afternoon: HISA closely reviews every equine fatality that takes place under its jurisdiction. On Aug. 5, HISA began conducting an expanded review of the circumstances surrounding recent equine fatalities at Saratoga Race Course. HISA officials are reviewing necropsy results, veterinary records, racing and […]

Terri Mazur Joins HISA Board Of Directors

Today, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) announced that Terri Mazur, Esq. has been selected to join HISA’s Board of Directors. Mazur will replace Ellen McClain, who will step down from her position to fulfill increasing professional obligations. As determined by Congress, HISA’s Board of Directors consists of nine individuals, five from outside of […]

HISA, Jockeys’ Guild Announce New Initiatives To Safeguard ‘Mental And Physical Wellbeing Of Jockeys’

At a symposium held last week in Saratoga Springs, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) announced new initiatives to support the overall wellness of jockeys and riders nationwide. As part of these efforts, HISA announced a partnership with the Jockeys’ Guild to create a Steering Committee which will recommend and help implement programming to […]

HISA Amends Penalties Related To Timing Of Intra-Articular Injections

The Anti-Doping and Medication Control Standing Committee (ADMC) of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) has re-considered the intra-articular injection rule and has issued new guidance regarding its enforcement. HISA ADMC Rule 4222 prohibits intra-articular injections on race day, within 14 days prior to post-time and within seven days prior to any timed and […]

HISA’s Lazarus: ‘I’m Proud Of The Foundation We Have Laid For Thoroughbred Racing’s Future’

 The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA)’s Racetrack Safety Program took effect on July 1, 2022, and in its first year of implementation has, for the first time in Thoroughbred racing’s history, consistently enforced national equine safety and racetrack accreditation standards that seek to enhance equine welfare and minimize equine and jockey injury. “There is […]