In an opinion piece for the New Jersey Star-Ledger, racetrack operator Jeff Gural offers his “wholehearted support” for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act introduced by congressmen Andy Barr and Paul Tonko in July.
“It is my strong hope that the legislation will soon be broadened to include standardbred racing, as well as any other racing breed that is committed to truly pursuing national, effective medication reform,” Gural wrote.
Gural, who operates Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, announced last month his racetracks had joined the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, whose members Gural describes in the opinion piece as representing “a cross section of stakeholders who are committed to changing the status quo.”
“We are one industry, with one public image, and we need one holistic anti-doping approach,” wrote Gural.
Read more at the New Jersey Star-Ledger
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