Horseracing Integrity and Security Act (HISA) guidelines that went into impact July 1, 2022, mandate that every one train riders put on helmets and security vests that meet particular security requirements. To assist the train riders at Gulfstream Park and Palm Meadows adjust to HISA rules, the Florida Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Affiliation (FTHA) and 1S/T Racing have joined forces to launch the Security Gear Voucher Program. This system will present a $200 voucher towards the acquisition of every helmet and a $200 voucher towards the acquisition of every vest that’s faulty or less than code to offset the price of changing gear.
“Our train riders have a tremendously necessary but additionally harmful job,” FTHA President Joe Orseno remarked. “We wish to make sure they’ve the perfect safety obtainable. Prime of the road gear that meets the security requirements is pricey, so we have now teamed up with 1S/T Racing to be sure that the riders can get the gear they want.”
1S/T Racing’s Chief Working Officer Aidan Butler mentioned, “We should have secure racing from the start of the morning to the top of the day. A few of the first folks on the monitor every day are these proficient train riders, and their position is important to the well being and security of our horses and jockeys. We wish to be sure they’ve the best and most pioneering safety. We’re happy to accomplice with the FTHA to offer this gear.”
Underneath HISA rules, security gear is topic to inspection, and all helmets should meet one of many following product security requirements:
American Society for Testing Supplies – ASTM 1163
European Requirements – EN–1384 or PAS–015 or VG1
Australian and New Zealand Requirements – AS/NZ 3838 or ARB HS 2012
Snell Equestrian Normal 2001
All protecting vests should meet one of many following product security requirements:
ASTM F1937 or F1781–08
EN 13158:2000 Degree 1
BETA 2000 Degree 1
SATRA Jockey Vest Doc M6–3
ARB Normal 1.1998
This system is open to all train riders at Gulfstream Park and Palm Meadows who’re at present employed, maintain up-to-date credentials and have a sound Florida State racing license.