A software test by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority inadvertently went live Tuesday morning, causing multiple horses to be erroneously added to HISA’s Vet’s List for Clenbuterol. The issue was caught and corrected quickly, according to a statement from the Authority.
“HISA’s horsemen portal experienced a technical error earlier this morning,” read the statement released Tuesday afternoon. “An IT team was testing the functionality of vet entries for Clenbuturol and accidentally pushed it to production instead of keeping it in test mode. Since it was dummy/test data, it caused many horses to be put wrongly on the HISA Vet’s list for Clenbuterol. The issue was quickly identified and all horse records were corrected by 9 a.m. ET. This error did not affect any horse’s ability to enter a race. HISA apologizes for any issues this may have caused.”