Keyword: Interstate Horseracing Act

  • Ed Martin at the RCI conference

    Path Forward for Racing Debated at Meeting

    An April 7 town hall meeting organized by the Association of Racing Commissioners International revealed consensus on the need for a central governing structure for horse racing, but little agreement on how to achieve it.

  • AHC Trustees Oppose IHA Repeal Legislation

    The American Horse Council board of trustees has voted unanimously to oppose federal legislation that would be repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 in conjunction with oversight of equine medication and testing.

  • National HBPA Questions Federal Drug Bill

    The National HBPA, which has about 30 affiliate horsemen's groups and about 30,000 members, said May 29 said it has questions regarding a federal lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation to regulate drug rules and testing.

  • Commentary: Unintended Consequences

    Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, discusses concerns about increased federal involvement in regulating racing.

  • Industry Organizations Pan IHA Repeal Bill

    Industry organizations May 1 came out in opposition to legislation that would repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act because of alleged cheating in horse racing, with one group calling it a shameless publicity stunt.

  • Congressmen: Repeal Interstate Simulcast Law

    Two members of Congress, on the eve of two of Thoroughbred racing's biggest days, announced introduction of legislation that would end interstate simulcasts to encourage racing to end what they call widespread cheating.

  • AHC Annual Meeting in Washington Draws 200

    The 45th annual meeting of the American Horse Council held in Washington, D.C., in late June, drew nearly 200 attendees including industry leaders from 50 organizations, members of Congress and staff, and federal regulators.

  • Call Issued for Major Changes in Drug Policy

    Federal intervention is the only way horse racing can resolve issues surrounding equine medication use, drug testing, and sufficient investigatory programs, said an attorney, also a Kentucky racing commissioner, May 2.

  • Ohio Bill Sets VLT Purse Share at 9% Minimum

    Casino cleanup legislation passed by the Ohio Senate May 10 has some new horse racing-related language, including a section that ensures the industry will get no less than 9% of gross revenue from racetrack VLTs.

  • Udall Says 'Corruption' in Racing Alarming

    A member of Congress who in 2011 co-sponsored federal legislation that would regulate safety and integrity in horse racing has renewed his call in the wake of a March 25 report in the New York Times.

  • Horsemen's Simulcast Rights Upheld in OH Case

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion Jan. 24 that states the federal Interstate Horseracing Act trumps Ohio statute in regard to horsemen having a say in where races are transmitted.

  • Mountaineer, Horsemen in Contract Dispute

    A contract dispute threatens full-card simulcasts and could lead to daily stall rent and payments to keep the racetrack open for training effective Jan. 1 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia.

  • Online Gambling Bill Has Racing Provisions

    Federal legislation that would regulate online poker and games of skill protects pari-mutuel horse racing under the Interstate Horseracing Act and includes various tax breaks sought by the racing industry, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said Aug. 7.

  • River Downs

    Judge Rules for Ohio HBPA in Lawsuit

    United States District Court Judge Michael Watson granted the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's motion for partial judgment on the pleadings in its lawsuit versus the Ohio State Racing Commission, Beulah Park, River Downs, Chester Downs, and others.

  • Members of the Horseracing community testify at Congressional Hearing.

    Hearing Shows Racing at Critical Point

    Drugged equines, grisly catastrophic breakdowns, greedy breeders, damaged racehorses with nowhere to go, inaction and confusion, and industry leaders more concerned with holding onto power than doing the right thing -- a congressional subcommittee heard it all June 19 during a hearing in Washington, D.C.

  • Is Compact Answer to Federal Regulation?

    The National Racing Compact, which currently authorizes multi-jurisdictional licensing for the pari-mutuel industry, is being offered as an alternative to possible federal regulation of aspects of the horseracing industry.

  • Commentary: A Matter of Integrity

    <i>By Rep. Ed Whitfield</i> - Three years ago, Congress examined the explosion of steroid use plaguing Major League Baseball. The integrity of the game was called into question and a dark cloud was cast over America's favorite pastime.

  • Internet Gambling Debate Lingers

    Efforts to formulate regulations for the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 continue to be shadowed by a conflict between the United States and other countries over a trade dispute.

  • Beulah Gets California Signals, Raises Purses

    Beulah Park again is importing signals from two California racetracks, and purses at the Ohio track have been restored to previous levels after an agreement was reached with the Thoroughbred Owners of California.

  • Lawsuit Against NJSEA, TVG Dropped by Horsemen

    A Standardbred horsemen's group in New Jersey said it has dropped a lawsuit against the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and TVG after the parties resolved their differences regarding interstate wagering on Meadowlands harness races.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Consistently Inconsistent

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - I had to go all the way to Dubai to hear a panel discussion about how racing officials in various American jurisdictions have different interpretations about the most basic rules infraction.

  • Standardbred Owners' Group Sues NJSEA, TVG

    The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey has started legal action in connection with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority's contract awarding TVG exclusive rights to the harness signal from Meadowlands.

  • No Gulfstream Signal for New York OTB Parlors

    With the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association seeking a higher rate for the Gulfstream Park signal, and the existing rate governed by a contract with the racetrack, the six off-track betting corporations in New York didn't carry the Jan. 3 opening-day program from the South Florida racetrack.

  • Horsemen: Legislation Hurt Relations With Jockeys

    Representatives of horsemen's groups criticized for not supporting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund questioned jockeys' support for the fund and said pursuit of legislation that would amend the Interstate Horseracing Act has damaged relations between horsemen and jockeys.

  • Jockeys' Fund Unites Industry, But IHA Plan a Question

    The launch of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund is a clear sign the relationship between jockeys and other industry groups is improving, but they remain at odds over a proposal by some members of Congress to amend the Interstate Horseracing Act to provide insurance for jockeys and others who make their living at the racetrack.

  • IHA Amendment Plan Progresses; Congress Sets Hearing

    A member of Congress from Kentucky has drafted two pieces of legislation that would amend the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 to provide dedicated funding for workers' compensation insurance for jockeys, exercise riders, trainers, and backstretch workers.