Rich Strike on his way to a start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (Courtney Snow/Past The Wire)
After all this can HISA and what they are trying to do to regulate and bring uniformity to horse racing be in jeopardy?
The Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Act took a hit in the courts recently when it was ruled it was unconstitutional. What does this mean and how will it play out? What are the next steps in the process?
Attorney Bill Gotimer joins Michael Wilson and Jonathan Stettin on this episode of Past The Wire TV’s Unfiltered. Bill explains the legalities and what the options ahead are for HISA and those opposed to it.
Our panel then talks about the Rich Strike Kentucky Derby winner photo op and some recent other examples of racing exploring different revenue streams. We close talking about Flightline and the 140 mares he will breed at $200,000 each generating about 28 million dollars in his first year at stud.
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Here is a time stamped summary of the show:
The horse racing industry is in a state of flux, with several legal issues at play. This has led to some trainers moving their horses out of state, and a general feeling of unease among those in the industry. A recent photo op involving Derby winner Rich Strike has generated controversy, with some people feeling that it is a money grab.
- 00:00:00 The Horsemen’s Benevolent Association fought a recent court ruling that found that the organization is unconstitutional. The ruling has potential ramifications for the racing industry and could lead to the establishment of new rules and regulations. Meanwhile, a photo opportunity with racehorse Rich Strike has generated controversy.
- 00:05:00 The video discusses the ruling of the fifth circuit court of appeals that HISA, a government regulation limiting the powers of states is unconstitutional. This ruling could have major implications for HISA’s plans, as Congress will likely need to step in and correct the legislation.
- 00:10:00 The fifth circuit has ruled that the said scheme is unconstitutional, and the sixth circuit will hear the case to decide whether or not the decision is stayed. If the sixth circuit decides that the fifth circuit’s decision should be followed, it would mean that the said scheme would be stopped from happening in the states.
- 00:15:00 HISA is in jeopardy, and some horse racing insiders are concerned about the future of the industry. There are several legal issues at play, and it seems like the industry is heading in a direction that is frustrating for those in it.
- 00:20:00 The video discusses how in Pennsylvania a horse won a race and was claimed by a breeder, but the horse had a few issues before the race. The horse was taken to a clinic and had a fracture and bruising in one leg, which was not detected by the on-track veterinarian. The horse was claimed and jogged up after the race, which is against regulations.
- 00:25:00 The video discusses how the California state wagering board was one of the reasons why racehorse owner Gavin Newsom decided to come back into the industry, and how the industry is becoming less relevant due to its inability to solve safety issues. Congress can fix the issue by giving the Federal Trade Commission more power.
- 00:30:00 The speaker discusses the potential impacts of proposed federal regulations on horse racing, and how public opinion could play a role in determining the sport’s future. He also discusses how animal rights activists may be able to influence decisions made about horse racing.
- 00:35:00 The author discusses how California’s decision to institute stricter horse-handling regulations led to the state’s government being pressured by animal rights groups. He notes that, while some trainers have moved their horses out of state, others are still scared that they will be shut down.
- 00:40:00 The video discusses how racing and horse racing exists in an increasingly artificial world and how horses are treated, noting that horses can love to run but also be difficult to care for. It also talks about how horses are treated in the United States and how there is a need for better practices.
- 00:45:00 The YouTube video “Unfiltered, HISA in jeopardy, Flightline mares, Rich Strike photo op” discusses the horse racing industry and how some horses are treated. The video features comments from two people, one of which has strong feelings about the current state of the industry. The video ends with a discussion of a recent photo op involving Derby winner Rich Strike. The host says that while the photo op is a money grab, it is still a good thing because it makes horses better and people celebrate them.
- 00:50:00 In the video, a horse racing industry insider discusses how the recent trend of celebrities cashing in on horse racing – through things like personal appearances and merchandise sales – is surprising and worrisome.
- 00:55:00 The video discusses how important it is for trainers to pay their horsemen properly, and how a lack of respect can lead to problems. HISA, or Horse Industry Solutions Association, is in jeopardy because of this lack of respect. The video also discusses how a photo op could help promote the sport, and how a trainer’s salary could go towards the horseman.
The video discusses Michael Wilson’s comments that it is never a profitable organization without the groom, exercise rider, and trainer. It also discusses Flightline’s efforts to maintain a high quality of horses by carefully selecting and approving the mares sent to them. Finally, it discusses the range of horses that can be sent to Flightline and the possible costs.
- 01:00:00 The video discusses Michael Wilson’s comments that it is never a profitable organization without the groom, exercise rider, and trainer. It also discusses Flightline’s owners’ efforts to maintain a high quality of horses by carefully selecting and approving the mares sent to them. Finally, it discusses the range of horses that can be sent to Flightline and the possible costs.
- 01:05:00 The video discusses how the horse Flightline, which was once one of the best horses in the world, is now retired and has no wins to his name. It discusses how the horse was managed and shows how nobody could warm him up in retirement.
- 01:10:00 The video discusses how quarter cracks are caused by blacksmiths and how they usually happen when a horse has an imbalanced foot. It also discusses how horses have done well despite having quarter cracks.