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Texas Rejects HISA   General Discussions

Started Jun-20 by SameSteve G; 719 views.
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Jun-20

What could be a self-inflicted lethal blow to Texas Horse Racing.  How stupid.

“RIP Texas horse racing,” tweeted Ray Paulick, publisher of the Paulick Report. “With racing commission ordering a shutdown of import/export simulcasting because they don’t like the federal law that created @hisa_us, with no advance deposit wagering and only a handful locations to make a legal bet, there will be no revenue.”

Read more at: https://www.kentucky.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-clay/article262527217.html#storylink=cpy

sovereign1

From: sovereign1

Jun-20

Wow... Stupid is as stupid does.

Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Jun-26

All those horses who won't run in TX now will just come to Oaklawn.   Where we usually have fields of 8, 12 or 14. 

Will be interesting to see what trainers get barn space here for the next meet.   I imagine that is very competitive if they're not regulars. 
 

pianot

From: pianot

Jun-26

Do you think it's really the medication issue or more going on?

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Jun-26

The medication oversight, rules and regulations are a big part of it but there is more going on.

From the article:

When asked what is driving Texas’ decision, Becker said, “It doesn’t appear to be difficulty in complying with regulations. It appears to be somewhat philosophical. Texas has, traditionally, been averse to federal regulatory overreach into what it considers state business.”

Texas can hang their hat on that point even though everyone, except the few. knows uniformity, one set of rules for all participants, is the way to improve the sport.  It's lunacy to have 38 sets of rules for 38 jurisdictions as horses do not stay in just one jurisdiction.

Texas, in this matter, is reactionary, IMO.

pianot

From: pianot

Jun-26

That's how I saw it. Seemed to be some knee jerk reaction. Maybe tx just wants to move away from racing. They shut the dogs off so maybe a continuation of eliminating  parimutual betting in total. 

  • Edited June 27, 2022 10:26 am  by  pianot
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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Jun-27

pianot said:

Maybe tx just whats to move away from racing.

I think that is a sharp insight.  I agree.

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Northof64

From: Northof64

Jun-29

We have no tracks in Wisconsin but it certainly seems the casinos have used covid to get out of parimutuel betting here. Not one place has reopened even though the slots and card tables are going strong. 

pianot

From: pianot

Jun-29

Would think they would like to pick up horse betting. Probably a big money maker most of the time. I think its headed jai alai and dog direction.

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