Ohio Thoroughbred Racing News

Feb 3rd 2023

FTC Public Comments on HISA Proposed Medication Rules Due February 9th

Public comments to the FTC on the HISA proposed medication rules are due by 11:59 pm next Thursday, February 9th. Below is the link to submit your comments; www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/01/26/2023-00957/hisa-anti-doping-and-medication-control-rule Below you will find a sample submission to the FTC which you can simply copy and paste or make any changes you see fit to before submitting. “As a horseman currently racing in Ohio. I am submitting comments asking the FTC NOT to approve the proposed…

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Jan 31st 2023

FTC Comment Period for Proposed HISA Medication Rules Ends February 9th

The FTC is accepting public comments on HISA’s proposed medication rules through February 9th, 2023. The proposed regulations can be found at hisaus.org/regulations Comments can be submitted to www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/01/26/2023-00957/hisa-anti-doping-and-medication-control-rule We will have comments which you can submit or add to available here later in the week.

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Nov 21st 2022

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules HISA Unconstitutional

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, November 18th, 2022 issued a ruling declaring HISA to be unconstitutional in a case in which the National HBPA had brought suit against HISA. We are still sorting through all of the legal ramifications of this ruling. For the time being the Ohio State Racing Commission has said that HISA’s current regulations will stay in effect in the state until they receive clarification from the Ohio Attorney…

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Sep 6th 2022

Lasix Rule Changes Beginning October 1, 2022

The following changes to the lasix rule will begin on October 1st, 2022 at all Ohio tracks; race day lasix administration will only be allowed on track no later than four hours prior to the scheduled post time for the horse’s race. The administration of Amicar will no longer be permissible on race day.

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Sep 2nd 2022

Ohio HBPA 2022 Election Results

Top three in each category have been elected to serve a four-year term on the Ohio HBPA board. Fourth place finisher in each category will serve as an alternate for the next two years. Trainer or Owner/Trainer Candidates Nancy Adams 59 votes Susan Anderson 111 votes Joe Poole 114 votes Mike Rone 111 votes Owner Candidates Linda Carrera 69 votes Michael Friedman 68 votes Brian Poe 83 votes George Sikora 92 votes Kimpton Williams 64…

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Aug 30th 2022

Dave Basler’s Response to THA Press Release

As I have said before I’m not going to call anyone out on HISA until they publicly make statements. The THA made a public statement today which you can read in this post. Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association: HISA Lawsuits ‘A Distraction Lacking Substance’ Rightfully, they are taking heat from their membership as to why they aren’t fighting HISA in court just as the HBPA is. Instead of admitting their errors in supporting HISA the THA has…

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Aug 12th 2022

Ohio HBPA and Others File Lawsuit to Intervene in Louisiana District Court

The Ohio HBPA, along with 13 other HBPA affiliates, North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians, several racetracks and the state of Oklahoma Friday afternoon August 12th filed a lawsuit seeking to intervene as plaintiffs in the Louisiana AG, Louisiana HBPA, Jockeys’ Guild et al. lawsuit versus HISA. The filing can be found below; Proposed Complaint in Intervention 8-12-2022

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