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Opinion: HISA Charting Path Toward Decreasing Care Of Our Horses

The following “Open Letter To The Industry” was distributed by the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. Author Donald Smith D.V.M. has been an equine veterinarian practicing at Northern California racetracks since 1983. He graduated from Princeton University in 1973 and the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. His practice today consists […]

‘Shining Example’: Invaluable Selected As 2022 Claiming Horse Of The Year

The mare Invaluable has been selected as the 2022 Claiming Crown Horse of the Year, her name neatly summing up the hard-knocking warhorses that populate America’s racing cards largely out of the limelight. Trainer Mike Maker and owner Peter Proscia’s Paradise Farms Corp. claimed Invaluable, then 5 years old, in the final days of Saratoga’s […]

$1 Million Claiming Crown Returns To New Orleans On Dec. 2

The 2023 Claiming Crown will be staged for the first time since 2011 at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans on Saturday, Dec. 2, announced Claiming Crown co-founders National HBPA and TOBA along with the Fair Grounds. The event will feature eight races totaling $1 million in base purses, headlined by […]

HBPA Conference: Testing Levels Based On Science Key To Integrity

Screening levels based on science for post-race testing are essential for the integrity of the horse-racing industry — as is public information about how such policy is made. While fleas and dogs got (separately) into the discussion, that was the major takeaway from the Kent Stirling Memorial Medication Panel on Wednesday’s second day of the […]

‘There Is A Better Option For Us Than This Law’: National HBPA, Racing Regulators’ Conference Opens With Focus On HISA

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Daniel Suhr, managing attorney for the Liberty Justice Center, told an assembly of racehorse owners, trainers and racing regulators Tuesday that they expect the Horseracing Integrity & Safety Act (HISA) to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court — and they also believe America’s highest court will strike down […]