HISA projects racetrack assessments at $77.52 million for 2024

By: Tom LaMarra

Posted: Nov. 10, 2023

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority has projected $77.52 million in racetrack assessments and $18.49 million in credits for sample collection and testing in 2024.

The track assessments for 2023 totaled $66.49 million, while credits totaled $16.37 million. The 2024 figures represent increases of 16.7% and 12.9%, respectively.

The 2024 track assessments are based on starts and purses paid. Gulfstream Park in Florida leads the way at $5.56 million, followed by Parx Racing in Pennsylvania ($4.36 million), Santa Anita Park in California ($3.37 million), Churchill Downs ($3.34 million), Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia ($3.28 million) and Laurel Park in Maryland ($3.12 million). West Virginia tracks currently are not covered by HISA because of an ongoing court injunction.

The top states by assessments are New York at $9.05 million, Kentucky ($8.49 million), California ($7.66 million), Pennsylvania ($7.05 million) and Florida ($6.78 million).

Roughly half of the 2024 credits for sample collection, testing and research are slotted for California ($5.27 million) and Pennsylvania ($4.91 million).

The complete lists of assessments and credits are available at hisaus.org under the Resources tab on the home page.