Regulation of Horse Racing in Minnesota

Event Description

Online registration is closed. If you would like to join or have questions, please email Geen at

UPDATE: Remote and In-Person Options

Hosted by the MSBA Animal Law Section. Please note this Annual program and meeting includes the 2022-23 Section Election presented via Zoom. There is a proposed earlier start time of the election meeting with introductions at 11:50 AM and the CLE program timeframe from 12 noon to 1:30 PM.

Live Program Description:

Regulation of horse racing in Minnesota. This hour and a half presentation will discuss:
(a) Background, history, and scope. (b) Regulatory sources:  Minn. Stat. Ch. 240 and Minn. Administrative Rules 7869 thru 7899.  (c) Regulatory protections of racing participants, including horses, riders and drivers; also pending (July 1) HISA safety rules for Thoroughbred racing.  Commission veterinarian will discuss pre-race inspections and other methods of protecting welfare of racehorses and post-race testing of horses, (d) Pending transition from traditional state to newly enacted federal regulation of Thoroughbred racing (Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act). 


James S. Lane, Counsel and Former Chairman of Minnesota Racing Commission

Dr. Lynn Hovda, RPH, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Chief Commission Veterinarian | Minnesota Racing Commission

Thomas DiPasquale, Retired Assistant General Counsel at 3M | Former Executive Director of Minnesota Racing Commission and Current Consultant to U.S. Horseracing and Integrity Authority (HISA)

CLE Credits:

1.5 Standard CLE Credits | Event code: 466575          

Remote Participation: 

Webcast and/or phone participation is available. Please indicate your remote option for dial-in when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.


Animal Law Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members not in the Animal Law Section:  $10.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $25.00
Law Students: Free

Deadline to Register: June 12, 2022

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Program Manager:

Geen Mui |

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Pre-Registration is Closed

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

11:50 AM to 1:30 PM

Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall #380
Minneapolis, MN 55402