Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Celebrates Passage of Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, Looks Forward to Working with New Authority

12.22.20

The passage of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) marks a historic moment for thoroughbred racing as we embark on a new path to a better, safer sport for all. The formation of the independent Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (the Authority) as a vehicle to establish and implement uniform medication rules and operational standards will codify the culture of safety and integrity that the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition was founded to strengthen and protect. We would like to thank the leaders of the House and Senate for bringing the industry together to build consensus on a comprehensive approach to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our athletes and participants, a priority shared by every member of our community.

HISA has given all of us a mandate to build on the unprecedented display of unity that brought us to where we are today to enhance safety and accountability in our sport. The Coalition and our members will continue to identify and advocate for the implementation of uniform safety and integrity reforms across state racing jurisdictions alongside and in conjunction with the Authority.