Sal Sinatra will advise HISA

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) today announced that Sal Sinatra will advise HISA for the next six months on the integration of the InCompass interface at racetracks with the HISA portal. Sinatra will assist HISA’s technology team, led by HISA Chief Technology Officer Steve Keech, to streamline workflow and provide a more seamless experience for HISA users.  

“Sal’s subject matter expertise and relationships with racing offices across the country will be a major value-add to HISA and to the entire industry as we enter this new chapter in Thoroughbred racing,” said Keech. “We’re thrilled to have Sal on board and look forward to drawing on his insights as we continue to deliver on HISA’s mission to ensure safety and integrity in racing.”

Sinatra designed, programmed, and installed racing office software for more than 30 racetracks when he was a principal with TSNS in the late 1980s. TSNS was acquired by a subsidiary of The Jockey Club, and the assets of TSNS were merged into what is now known as InCompass, the industry standard for racing offices. HISA’s portal utilizes InCompass’ data stream to synchronize all horse-related information.

Most recently, Sinatra served as president and CEO of Equibase. He previously served as president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club and before that as vice president of racing at Parx Racing.

“This is a crucial moment for Thoroughbred racing’s future, and I am grateful to join the team working to make compliance with HISA’s rules simple and straightforward for all involved,” said Sinatra. “I look forward to serving as a resource to the HISA team and to horsemen around the country as they continue to get acquainted with HISA’s rules and requirements.”