HISA putting together Horsemen’s Advisory Group


Posted: Sept. 10, 2022

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority is in the process of establishing 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 expects to announce members of the advisory group in September, with a meeting planned for October.

“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. 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.”

HISA’s executive team, which asked horsemen and women to express interest in being a part of the advisory group, will select a group of 10-12 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. They will participate in monthly meetings with HISA leadership and serve as individual sounding boards on specific issues on which they may have unique knowledge or insights on a more frequent basis,” HISA said.