Summary of Benefits to Horse Owners Under the New Federal Covid-19 Legislation

Summary of Benefits to Horse Owners Under the New Federal Covid-19 Legislation All businesses are feeling economic hardship right now, and horse owners are no exception. Congress and the Trump Administration have provided several mechanisms to keep businesses… Read More

Three-Year Racehorse Depreciation Signed Into Law by President

A key provision that extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses through 2020 was signed into law by the President late Friday. The racehorse provision, which received bi-partisan support within both Houses of Congress, was passed by the… Read More

California Horse Racing Board, Stronach Group Agree to Enhanced Safety Review of Horses at Santa Anita Park

SACRAMENTO – Effective immediately, in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s direction, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), working closely with The Stronach Group (TSG), owner of Santa Anita Park, will implement enhanced safety measures and reviews to further… Read More

Department of Homeland Security to Accept Petitions for 30,000 Additional H-2B Visas Beginning May 8

Lexington, Ky. (May 6, 2019) — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that it will begin accepting petitions on Wednesday, May 8 for 30,000 additional H-2B visas restricted to returning workers for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.  Rules set to be published in… Read More

CHRB Microchip Rule 1597.5 Enforceable Beginning December 26, 2018

Beginning December 26, 2018, horses that are not microchipped will be ineligible to enter. The complete text for each new or amended rule can be found on the CHRB website under RULES AND LAW and scrolling down to… Read More

TOC Supports New H-2C Visa Program

At the request of the NTRA, TOC has added its name to the growing list of industry organizations supporting the Agricultural Guest Worker Act of 2018, which would streamline the current visa program for temporary agricultural workers. The… Read More

Three-Year Racehorse Depreciation Returns Retroactively For Fiscal Year 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Friday, February 9, 2018) President Trump today signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act, a bill that among other measures extends retroactively for fiscal year 2017 uniform three-year racehorse depreciation, an important tax provision supported by… Read More

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