Chenery: ‘The Time For Federal Legislation Of Our Sport Has Come’

by | 01.07.2016 | 7:58am
Penny Chenery

In a recent opinion piece for the The Gazette of Colorado Springs, Colo., noted owner-breeder Penny Chenery voices her support for U.S. racing to adopt uniform drug rules.

Chenery, who raced 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, urges the passage of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Andy Barr and Rep. Paul Tonko, which will establish national rules and penalties for medication/drug abuse in racing.

“Every competitor and everyone betting on a race – from Arapahoe to Zia Park or anywhere else in this country – would be getting a fair shake if this legislation becomes law,” Chenery writes.

“It would undoubtedly enhance the welfare of our equine athletes and the integrity of our sport.”

Read more in The Gazette

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