Why the Racehorse Health & Safety Act (RHSA) is better than HISA for our industry

Judge for yourself:

More detail

How you can help: Click this link to send an automated message to your Congressional Representative to join Rep. Clay Higgins in sponsoring and supporting the Racehorse Health & Safety Act. Government involvement is here to stay. RHSA makes it workable, affordable – and constitutional – while bringing consensus-built change based on science that will create uniformity while improving safety for horses and humans and moving our industry forward. All you need to do is fill in your name, address (so it goes to your U.S. Representative), email and phone and click “send message.”

More information:

National HBPA press release on Rep. Clay Higgins introducing the RHSA

HISA proposes $80.9 million budget for 2024

HISA’s war against owners: Shoot first, ask questions later

When bureaucracy is substituted for medical experience

California vet: HISA charting path toward decreasing care of our horses

Hamelback: You cannot do away with due process when you’re dealing with the law (vs. rules in sports

HISA adjudication system: It’s not your state stewards hearing anymore

Jennie Rees is a communications and advocacy specialist in the horse industry who spent 32 years covering horse racing for The (Louisville) Courier-Journal before taking a corporate buyout. In addition to handling communications for the Kentucky HBPA, Rees is Kentucky Downs’ publicity director, manages in-season racing publicity for Ellis Park and serves as a consultant to the National HBPA. Other projects include the Preakness Stakes, Indiana Grand’s Indiana Derby Week and work for various HBPA affiliates and horsemen’s associations.