Keyword: task force

  • NY Set to Act on Task Force Findings

    New York racing officials are set to begin implementing new rules based on recommendations by a recent industry task force report to increase safety conditions for horses and jockeys.

  • Alliance Eyes Spot Checks After NY Report

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance plans to do spot checks to ensure accredited racetracks are adhering to its code of standards, an alliance official said Sept. 29.

  • Aqueduct Racetrack

    Report: Deficiencies Had Role in Horse Deaths

    A task force has determined the spate of fatal racehorse breakdowns at Aqueduct Racetrack this past winter was primarily the result of structural deficiencies in rules and regulations employed by NYRA and racing regulators.

  • No VLTs, But Task Force Offers Hope in Texas

    Once again, the Texas legislature concluded its biannual session without passing a bill to legalize video lottery terminal at the state's racetracks. But the potential for a task force on the racing industry offers some hope for assistance.

  • KY Task Force Cites Urgency of Action

    Kentucky horse racing and breeding industries are losing ground to other states, and if immediate action is not taken to stem the tide, the state could find itself in jeopardy of losing one of its signature industries, according to a 70-plus-page document released Dec. 15 by the Governor's Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing.

  • Players' Group Seeks Wagering Task Force

    A grassroots coalition of horseplayers is calling for an end to outstanding disputes involving Internet and telephone wagering, and is asking for the formation of a task force to help settle the differences.

  • Ohio Creates Equine Advisory Task Force

    Just days before Ohioans vote on whether to authorize a constitutional amendment allowing for a casino in southwestern Ohio, the state Department of Agriculture announced an 11-member Equine Industry Advisory Task Force charged with promoting and strengthening the state's horse industry.

  • KY Identifies Problems, But Needs Money

    The Governor's Task Force on Racing in Kentucky is close to preparing and releasing a report pinpointing problems and offering recommendations that ultimately will require a lot of money -- something in short supply given an ongoing budget crunch.

  • KY Drug-Testing Lab Still a Possibility

    The Governor's Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing hopes to have the framework for a plan to create an equine drug-testing laboratory in Kentucky in place by the end of this year.

  • KHRC Funding, Staffing Situation Serious

    During a three-hour meeting of the Governor's Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing Sept. 19, the harsh reality of the lack of funding and staffing for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission was brought to light.

  • NY Plans Summit on Synthetic Surfaces

    The Task Force on Retired Racehorses, a state-appointed committee, has planned a summit in Saratoga Springss, N.Y., July 29 to explore the potential for the installation of synthetic surfaces at the state's racetracks.

  • Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

    Veto of KHRA Assessment Relief Stands

    Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed a provision in the state General Assembly's $19-billion budget that would keep smaller racetracks in the state from paying a daily assessment to support Kentucky Horse Racing Authority operations. Legislators on April 15 took no action to override the veto as the General Assembly session came to a close.

  • Sales Integrity Task Force Grows to 36 Members

    Thirty-six representatives of the Kentucky horse industry have agreed to join the Sales Intergrity Task Force, which will meet again sometime in May. The complete list of members was released April 30 by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

  • Sales integrity task force chairman Cot Campbell at Keeneland press conference.

    Code of Ethics For Auctions Announced

    The first-ever code of ethics for the Thoroughbred auction industry was introduced Dec. 16 during a press conference at Keeneland.

  • TOBA Code of Ethics for Thoroughbred Auctions

    Reports of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association Sales Integrity Task Force establishing guidelines and providing forms to improve level of disclosure at Thoroughbred auctions.

  • NTRA Officially Forms 'Wagering Technology' Group

    As expected, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association has formed a "wagering technology" working group, or task force, to review pari-mutuel computer security and ensure integrity in the system.

  • Therapeutic Medications in Spotlight Once Again

    As the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force prepared to release the results of round two of its super-testing program, the University of Florida appropriately kicked off its first Equine Medical Symposium March 14 with discussion on some therapeutic medications.

  • National HBPA to Focus on Threshold Levels

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has put together its own guidelines for national drug-testing and will unveil the model Thursday morning during a press conference at Keeneland.

  • Task Force Finds Emerald Downs Deaths Unrelated

    After seven horses died in a 19-day period this spring at Emerald Downs, the racetrack opted to create a task force to evaluate the deaths, and to see if similar injuries could be prevented in the future. Detailed soil and track assessments, as well as input from industry members and groups, indicated the track itself is in good shape, and the injuries were unrelated.