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Belmont Stakes: Executives Address Air-Quality Protocols, Introduction Of Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit

Saturday’s Belmont Stakes will be the first Triple Crown race under the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Anti-Doping and Medication Control program regulations and with drug testing overseen by the HISA affiliate, Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit. Lisa Lazarus, CEO of HISA, and Ben Mosier, executive director of HIWU, held a media round table at […]

Laurel Park Offering 16 Summer Stakes Worth $1.525 Million

Led by the $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash, an esteemed sprint for 3-year-olds and up, the Maryland Jockey Club is offering 16 stakes worth $1.525 million in purses during Laurel Park’s summer meet, which opens Friday. The 33-day stand will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, Aug. 20. Post time will be […]

As Air Quality On East Coast Worsens, Here’s HISA’s Policy On Racing/Training Cancellations

Smoke from hundreds of wildfires in eastern Canada has created a haze that’s significantly impacting air quality in parts of the Northeast, forcing cancellations and training limitations at some racetracks. A orange-brown haze descended over the Ohio Valley and the East Coast beginning Monday, with air quality ratings impacts as far south as the Carolinas […]

Report: HISA May Be Considering A Rule That Allows It To Suspend Racing In An Emergency

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority has faced a few tests of its teeth in its first months of racetrack safety regulation, between a lack of compliance on rules in Arizona and the recent, highly-publicized spate of fatalities at the Churchill Downs spring meet. Up until now, the Thoroughbred Daily News notes, the Authority’s response […]

Central Kentucky Riding For Hope Plans 20th NIGHT OF THE STARS Fundraiser On June 17

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH), a 42-year-old nonprofit that offers a variety of equine-assisted therapies and activities for people of all ages, is holding its 20th annual gala fundraiser, NIGHT OF THE STARS, on Saturday, June 17 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington. Tickets remain for the event, which includes dinner and drinks, a Silent Auction […]

Maryland Stakeholders Reach Deal To Extend Live Racing Agreement Through Dec. 31

The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Maryland Jockey Club have struck a deal for another extension of the live racing agreement through Dec. 31, 2023. The parties have been negotiating since last year. The 10-year agreement that began in 2013 expired Dec. 31, 2022. That was followed by a one-month extension […]

Q&A On Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit’s Intelligence And Investigations Division

The Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit, established in 2022 by Drug Free Sport International, has been contracted to administer the rules and enforcement components of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Anti-Doping and Medication Control program. While much of HIWU’s responsibilities involve drug testing, both post-race and out-of-competition, other key elements involve intelligence and investigations. […]

Breeders’ Cup Launches Campaign To Celebrate 40th Running

With just 150 days remaining until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Breeders’ Cup Limited has announced the launch of its 40th running campaign, a multi-month celebration that will culminate in the world-class festival of racing Nov. 3-4 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. From its ground-breaking debut of multi-million-dollar races in 1984 to record-setting triumphs […]