Understanding the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA)
For the past two years, the TOC board and management have been closely monitoring and providing input on the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020, which passed the U.S. Senate December 22, 2020 and was signed into law by President Trump on December 27, 2020. The goal of HISA is to ensure the integrity of Thoroughbred horse racing and the safety of racehorses and jockeys through national uniform standards for medication control and track safety. HISA is scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2022.
To provide an update on the progress of HISA and help our members better understand the ramifications for California, TOC will host a membership conference call Monday, December 13, at 3:00 p.m. PST. Participating on the call will be TOC Chairman Gary Fenton, Rick Gold, Chairman of TOC’s Medication & Integrity Committee, Greg Avioli, TOC President & CEO, and from the California Horse Racing Board, Executive Director Scott Chaney.