HISA registration webinar now available on OwnerView YouTube page.
- Thoroughbred Owner Conference Press Release
Please be advised that OwnerView’s webinar on registration with the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA), held Thursday, June 16, as part of the virtual Thoroughbred Owner Conference series, is now available for viewing on OwnerView’s YouTube page at bit.ly/ownerviewpage. The webinar was moderated by TVG Analyst Caton Bredar and included Lisa Lazarus, chief executive officer of HISA, and Steve Keech, technology director for HISA.
OwnerView is a joint effort spearheaded by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to encourage ownership of Thoroughbreds and provide accurate information on aspects of ownership such as trainers, public racing syndicates, the process of purchasing and owning a Thoroughbred, racehorse retirement, and owner licensing.
The need for a central resource to encourage Thoroughbred ownership was identified in the comprehensive economic study of the sport that was commissioned by The Jockey Club and conducted by McKinsey & Company in 2011. The OwnerView site was launched in May 2012.
by Chelsea Hackbarth
During a Thursday webinar hosted by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority CEO Lisa Lazarus issued clarifications about the much-maligned “search and seizure” rule.
Listed as Regulation 5830 (B), which has not yet been approved by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and is still open for public comment, the rule states:
“The Agency may enter facilities, offices, stables, barns, or any other premises related to Covered Horses which are owned, controlled, or occupied by Covered Person(s) and: (1) inspect and search the premises including any books, records or property, and to take possession or a sample of any item or material believed to be, or that may lead to, evidence directly or indirectly of a violation of the Protocol; (2) search any Covered Person or Covered Horse on the premises; (3) access electronically stored data, including emails, computers, and mobile phones and devices without altering such data or device(s) other than to forward, back up, copy or make a mirror image of such data or device(s); (4) conduct identification and medication checks on any Covered Horse; (5) inspect and take copies of any records the Covered Person is required to keep under the Protocol; (6) examine any Covered Horse under the care of a Covered Person and take Samples from the Covered Horse for analysis.”
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Texas Racing Commission outlines broad slate of concerns to HISA’s Lisa Lazarus.
Texas Racing Commission members laid out their concerns with the impending July 1 launch of the first round of Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority rules during its regular meeting June 8 in Austin. Those concerns include an anticipated statewide shutdown of pari-mutuel wagering and simulcasting related to the new federal rules.
“Although HISA is understood to have a preemptive effect on the various states, in Texas that effect is significant. In Texas, HISA will kill pari-mutuel onsite wagering and result in a prohibition of simulcast export wagering,” said commission chairman Judge Robert Pate during remarks at the start of the meeting, which was attended by HISA CEO Lisa Lazarus and lead counsel John Roach.
“Wagering on horse racing is a unique regulatory responsibility we have under the Texas Racing Act and Rules of Racing, which is inextricably tied to all functions of the Texas Racing Commission. If the Texas Racing Commission is not involved in every aspect of a horse meet and its races, pari-mutuel wagering and simulcast wagering is against the explicit terms of the Texas Racing Act,” he continued.
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by Ray Paulick
The Texas Racing Commission has said pari-mutuel wagering will not be conducted at Texas racetracks on live or simulcast wagering if the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority asserts control over regulatory supervision on July 1, 2022, as scheduled.
The Paulick Report obtained a copy of a May 20 letter to HISA chief executive officer Lisa Lazarus from Amy F. Cook, executive director of the Texas Racing Commission, in which Cook asked to be provided “specific dates, races, and horses that the Authority intends to regulate … within the jurisdiction of Texas.”
Cook cited the Texas Racing Act in stating that “no pari-mutuel wagering is permitted for live or simulcast export wagering for races our Commission does not supervise. Accordingly, there will be no such pari-mutuel wagering or simulcast wagering in Texas on those dates which the Authority asserts jurisdiction.”
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