We are less than one month away from racing!  Hopefully all your horses are training well.  The IaHHA board has a few items we want to make sure you’re aware of before the racing season begins.

COGGINS: All horses are required to have a coggins drawn within the past 365 days to race.  Do not provide us with your yellow copy.  Make a copy for the IaHHA so you have your yellow one if you need to transport your horse. You can mail copies to the address below, bring copies to the races, or scan and email copies with the subject line: COGGINS.  If your horse has raced already this year and the USTA has your coggins on file, that is also acceptable.  We enter your coggins to the USTA as well.

EHV: With the recent EHV outbreaks across the nation, all horses will need to have proof of EHV vaccination within the past 365 days to race in Iowa.  You can mail proof of vaccination to the address below, bring copies to the races, or scan and email with the subject line: EHV.  Proof of vaccination can be provided by one of two ways:

   1. Your Vet: documentation of vaccine administered with each horse listed by name

   2. Receipt: provide a receipt of vaccines purchased with a list of each horse you vaccinated

DRUG TESTING: Since Iowa State will no longer provide drug testing services we have elected to use Truesdail Laboratories, the largest commercial lab providing equine testing in the US, for the 2018 race season.  We will be using the TOBA Graded Stakes testing protocol, the ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication schedule, and post-race cobalt testing.  TCO2 testing is also a possibility.  The board will post information regarding testing on the website.

DRAW: The draw will be posted at 8:00am the morning following entries. 

USTA WHIPPING UPDATE: A reminder that the USTA approved the following change: All drivers must keep a line in each hand beginning when the horse is behind the starting gate and continuing through the finish of the race

WEBSITE: We will be transitioning to a new website at some point during the month of May.   There may be a short period where the site is unavailable.

SURVEY: You will be receiving an economic impact survey for horse racing in Iowa over the summer.  We ask that you take time to fill this out as it may affect our funding in the future.  The survey will be sent out to people involved with all racing breeds: thoroughbred, standardbred, and quarter-horse. We want to be well-represented.

IOWA-REGSITERED NUMBERS: If you have not yet provided your Iowa-Registered numbers, you must have them before May 15.  We will contact the state for a list after that date.  Horses not registered will not be eligible to race and nominations will not be refunded.  Please call the Iowa Dept of Ag at 515-281-4103 with questions regarding the registration process.  You can mail the numbers to the address below or email them with the subject line: IA-REG NUMBERS.

MEMBERSHIP: All owners (or lessees) as listed by the USTA must be members of the IaHHA for horses to race in Iowa.  If a horse’s owners are not members, you will be asked to pay with entries.  If you don’t pay your horse will not race. This is not a change from previous years. There is a membership form located on this homepage.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP:  Any person can receive IaHHA newsletters and emails for free by signing up to become an associate member.  You only have to sign up one time, and we keep your name on the list for future years. 

We are looking forward to another great racing season - see you all at What Cheer on May 28! 

Iowa Harness Horse Association

Mailing: Iowa Harness Horse Association

             12816 Vale Blvd

             Floris, IA 52560

 Email: IowaHarnessHorseAssociation@gmail.com


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