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HISA Registrations Approaching 40,000 Ahead of July 1 Deadline

Thoroughbred racing participants and administrators across the country are preparing for the official implementation of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, which will take place this Friday, July 1,  when the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA)’s Racetrack Safety Program goes into effect. As required by the federal law, racing participants must register with HISA […]

NTRA Encouraged By Adoption Of H-2B Relief Language In Appropriations Bill

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) is pleased that the House Appropriations Committee adopted critical H-2B relief language in fiscal year ’23 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Bill. The language would provide cap relief at a reasonable time during peak season, which would greatly help business related to the Thoroughbred industry.H-2B workers fill many […]

Trainer Penny Pearce Handed Fine, Suspension For Clenbuterol Positive At Monmouth Park

Trainer Penny Pearce was slapped with a $500 fine and 15-day suspension by New Jersey stewards after Top Notch Racing’s Royal Coup returned a positive for the prohibited substance clenbuterol, a bronchodilator, in post-race blood and urine samples following his win in the first race at Monmouth Park May 29. The ruling, dated June 25, […]

Monmouth, BetMakers Team Again To Sponsor $1 Million Bonus For Haskell-Travers-BC Classic Sweep

Monmouth Park and BetMakers Technology Group will again partner as sponsors for the $1 million “BetMakers Bonanza” bonus for the connections of any horse that sweeps a series of three designated races, the track announced Saturday. To earn the seven-figure bonus, a horse has to the win the Haskell Stakes (G1) July 23 at […]

Unsealed Documents Show Surick Guilty Plea, Agreement To Cooperate In Federal Probe

Recently unsealed court documents show that Standardbred trainer Nicholas Surick pleaded guilty to multiple charges in October 2020 as part of a cooperating agreement with the Southern District of New York in its federal probe into horse doping. Surick faced up to 30 years imprisonment if found guilty on drug adulteration and misbranding conspiracy and […]

Saratoga Purses Boosted By Over $1.6 Million; Maiden Special Weights To Run For $105,000

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced significant increases of more than $1.6 million to its purse schedule for the 2022 summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course, which opens on Thursday, July 14 and continues through Monday, September 5. The condition book for the Saratoga summer meet is now available online at […]

‘Protecting The Integrity Of The Sport’: Bob Baffert Suspended From NYRA Tracks For One Year

Following the issuance of a hearing report by Judge O. Peter Sherwood in April, and in accordance with the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) hearing rules and procedures, a three-member hearing panel has today delivered a final determination in the matter of Robert A. Baffert. After a two-month review of the 50-page hearing report, […]

Churchill Downs Partners With Jockeys & Jeans For PDJF Benefit July 2

Churchill Downs will partner with Jockeys & Jeans for a public benefit toward the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund on July 2 as part of Stephen Foster Day. Jockeys & Jeans will host more than 25 retired jockeys for their event including Hall of Famers Braulio Baeza, Bill Boland, Don Brumfield, Steve Cauthen, Pat Day, Earlie […]

Keeneland Fall Meet Stakes Schedule Worth Record $8.75 Million

Before Keeneland hosts the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for the third time, the track will offer 22 stakes worth a record $8.75 million during its Fall Meet. The 17-day season from Oct. 7-29 will open with 11 stakes – nine of which are “Win and You’re In” events as part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge […]

HISA Clarifies Enforcement Dates For Racetrack Safety Regulations

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority released the following list of clarifications on Thursday, regarding the relevant enforcement dates for its racetrack safety regulations. Rule 2276. HORSESHOES New horseshoe requirements will not be enforced until August 1, 2022 to ensure adequate inventory of HISA compliant horseshoes. Rule 2281. RIDING CROP SPECIFICATIONS The riding crop specification […]