Commentary: Racing ‘Needs Independent Anti-Doping Agency’

by | 08.19.2015 | 10:30am

In a piece for the Albany Times Union, Marc Summers, the vice president and general counsel for The Jockey Club, stresses the need for an independent organization, such as the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Summers notes that currently in the U.S., only 20 percent of all races are run under the full set of uniform rules that were encouraged to be implemented by the National Uniform Medication Program. Instead, Summers says, “disarray is still the norm.”

“As The Jockey Club has advocated, only a single, independent expert body such as the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency can help us past these challenges,” Summers writes. “If we truly want to achieve the kind of reform that will enhance both the integrity and the perception of our sport, we need to act now.”

Read more in the Albany Times Union

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