Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association
Founded in 1940, the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) and its Affiliates operate on behalf of Thoroughbred racehorse owners, trainers, and backstretch personnel throughout the United States.
Led by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of dedicated horsemen and women who are elected every three years, the Illinois Benevolent and Protective Association (ILHBPA) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that functions as the state-level chapter of the national HBPA.
Horsemen, have your voice heard: Tell the FTC to "disapprove" HISA regulations until legal uncertainties are resolved by the courts.
Thursday, February 2, 2023 — Horsemen: The Horseracing Integrity & Safety Authority has brazenly resubmitted drug and medication rules for Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approval even though the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the enabling legislation unconstitutional. Tell the FTC to follow up on its Dec. 12 action and to “disapprove” any regulations submitted by the HISA corporation until after the legal uncertainties are resolved by the courts. Have your voice heard by sending that message to the FTC, using the “Click Here!” button below. Your message lets the FTC know that the majority of horsemen want a do-over done right — not HISA’s cost-prohibitive largely duplicative bureaucracy that’s unconstitutional — with a path forward to change for the good and true betterment of our industry.
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