New safety measures announced for horses at Saratoga Race Course

Additional safety measures have been announced for the Saratoga Race Course.

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority – or HISA – made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.

The organization – created by Congress – oversees thoroughbred racing.

For the rest of the summer meet at Saratoga, exams on horses after races will be performed by a HISA veterinarian.

Members of HISA’s new Track Surface Advisory Group will be on-site at Saratoga to review the dirt and turf courses before racing resumes on Wednesday.

This comes after several horse deaths at the track this summer, including two on Travers Day.

NewsChannel 13 reached out to NYRA for comment. We’re waiting to hear back.