HISA Establishes Advisory Group

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority Aug. 29 formally announced its intent to establish a Horsemen’s Advisory Group to provide feedback to its executive team and standing committees on the implementation and evolution of HISA’s regulations and protocols.

HISA is inviting all horsemen who wish to be considered for membership in the advisory group to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating their interest and qualifications by Friday, Sept. 9.

The HISA executive team said it will select 10-12 horsemen with input from its standing committees and is seeking members who are involved in both small and large racing operations across the country to represent the broad array of viewpoints that make up the American horse racing community. Those interested should expect to participate in monthly meetings with HISA leadership and to serve as individual sounding boards on specific issues on which they may have unique knowledge or insights on a more frequent basis.

“We look forward to building upon our existing efforts to collaborate with participants in all facets of the sport by seeking more targeted input from active horsemen and women,” HISA Chief Executive Officer Lisa Lazarus said. “Their hands-on experience will help ensure the practicality and effectiveness of our rules for all racing participants,” said Lazarus. “As we continue the implementation phase of our mandate from Congress, HISA will benefit immensely from additional perspectives from the trainers and owners who are on the backside, standing trackside and in the racing office every day.”

The advisory group’s membership is expected to be announced and hold its first monthly meeting in October.

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