Racing Integrity Team

Racing integrity teams deployed to Sam Houston Race Park.

Racing integrity teams deployed to Sam Houston Race Park.

On April 27 and 28, multiple teams were deployed to the Quarter Horse meet at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston to assist with additional security during the Sam Houston Futurity (G2).

Investigators from the Texas Racing Commission, special-event team agents (an enforcement component supported by AQHA and Sam Houston Race Park), agents from the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas Animal Health Commission conducted vehicle, trailer and barn inspections. Other inspections were conducted in the jockey quarters, and officials randomly wanded assistant starters, pony riders and jockeys before races.

According to the Texas Racing Commission, approximately 190 man hours were expended during regulatory inspections of approximately 80 vehicles and trailers and personal contact with nearly 200 licensees over the course of two race days. As a result of the inspections conducted, seven prohibited items were discovered and seized.

All violation cases were filed with the Texas Racing Commission Board of Stewards at Sam Houston Race Park.

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