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HISA Publishes Proposed Rules & Regulations

November 12, 2021:

On Thursday (Nov. 11), the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s (the Authority) Standing Advisory Committees, comprised of experts from inside and outside the thoroughbred racing industry, and the independent U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)
published initial drafts of proposed rules for public comment....read on

Six More States Weigh In Against HISA

September 22, 2021:

The State of Ohio, joined by the States of Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi and Nebraska requested leave yesterday to file an amicus brief supporting the effort to persuade the federal court in Lexington, Kentucky to strike down the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) as unconstitutional....read on

Williams' Discussion On HISA Continues

August 23, 2021:

In the third episode of USTA President Russell Williams’ three-part videos series on why Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) law is bad for harness racing, he explains the dangers of additional costs that will drive owners, trainers and tracks out of business....read on

Williams Discusses Integrity & Safety Act

August 9, 2021:

The U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) released the first of three videos on Monday (August 9) from USTA President Russell Williams that provide an in-depth analysis of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act law and why it is both unconstitutional and bad for harness racing....read on

Louisiana Joins HISA Lawsuit

July 16, 2021:

Fighting to protect state sovereignty, Attorney General Jeff Landry has joined Louisiana to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Horseracing Integrity & Safety Act of 2021 (HISA) – a measure ramrodded into the COVID relief bill that cedes much regulatory and taxation power of the State to an unelected and unaccountable nongovernmental entity....read on

USTA Joins Oklahoma HISA Lawsuit

April 27, 2021:

The State of Oklahoma, joined by the U.S. Trotting Association, Hanover Shoe Farms, the State of West Virginia and others, filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern Division of Kentucky U.S. District Court challenging the constitutionality of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act on Monday (April 26)....read on

USTA Joins Lawsuit Against HISA

April 17, 2021:

By a vote of 35-8, the United States Trotting Association Board of Directors on Friday (April 16) elected to join an upcoming federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Horseracing Integrity & Safety Act (HISA), which was passed by Congress and signed into law last year....read on

Lawsuit Filed Over HISA

March 15, 2021:

Organizations representing Thoroughbred horse owners and trainers have filed a federal lawsuit to stop a new law in which Congress punted on its legislative duties and, instead, handed the power to regulate horse racing over to a private group....read on

Industry Participants In Support Of HISA

March 12, 2021:

Steve Stewart and Linda Toscano have penned the following letter expressing support for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA)....read on

Gural, USTA Form HISA Committee

January 20, 2021:

Spurred on by Jeff Gural, owner of the Meadowlands, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, and facilitated by the United States Trotting Association, a group of key stakeholders representing various parts of the industry and holding diverse viewpoints will meet in the coming weeks to examine the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act and harness racing’s potential role within it....read on

USTA Statement On HISA Implications

January 4, 2021:

On Monday (Jan. 4), the United States Trotting Association issued a statement to its membership with respect to the recently passed Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act....read on

USTA Response To 'Big M' Statement

December 29, 2020:

Russell Williams, president of the United States Trotting Association, issued a response to a statement made Monday (Dec. 28) by The Meadowlands supporting the recently passed Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act....read on

More Opposition To HISA

October 7, 2020:

Harness Horseman’s Association of New England, Inc. President Robert J. McHugh has issued a statement opposing the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020, which has made a significant amount of news in the United States' horse racing industry as of late....read on

DSOA Comments On HISA

September 30, 2020:

On Wednesday, September 30, the Delaware Standardbred Owners Association issued a statement in regard to the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, which continues to make a great deal of news in the United States harness racing industry....read on

USTA's Williams On HISA Passing House

September 30, 2020:

On Tuesday, September 29, United States Trotting Association President Russell Williams issued a statement in regard to the passing of H.R. 1754, which is more commonly referred to as the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act....read on


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