From the National HBPA Media Team / Jennie Rees:

Louisiana rescinds emergency medication rules; HISA won’t require horses shipping from LA to go on vets list

 Update to HISA’s June 5th Memorandum

This afternoon, the Louisiana State Racing Commission held an Emergency Public Meeting at which the Commission voted to rescind in full the emergency updates to Louisiana’s controlled medication schedule for thoroughbred racing, which reportedly were set to take effect tomorrow in Louisiana (the “Emergency Rule”).

With the complete rescission of the Emergency Rule, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, Inc. (“HISA”) will not require Covered Horses shipping from Louisiana to a HISA jurisdiction to be placed on the HISA Veterinarians’ List as medically compromised and unfit to race as announced in the June 5, 2024 Memorandum. HISA appreciates the Commission’s willingness to reconsider this important matter.