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TOC, National Horsemen’s Groups Submit Comments on HISA to FTC

The TOC has joined with the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities to submit feedback to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) Racetrack Safety Rules. Collectively our associations represent tens of thousands of owners and trainers in major racing jurisdictions.

While TOC supports transparent, uniform national rules with meaningful and consistent enforcement, we’ve had many concerns about the details of the proposed rules and process, about the overlap with our state regulator and laws, and about the potential cost. Our priority is, and has been, to advocate where and when we can to make sure the net effect of HISA for California racing is as constructive as possible and that extra costs do not put us out of business.

To review the complete Comments submitted to the FTC, click here.