In a recent column for the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, former New York Racing Association president Charles Hayward voices his support for U.S. racing to have an independent agency in charge of handling medication policies and enforcement.
Hayward urges the passage of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Andy Barr and Rep. Paul Tonko, Jones, which will establish national rules and penalties for medication/drug abuse in racing and have the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency oversee all medication policies.
In his article, Hayward writes that having an independent agency oversee drug policy and reform, “would be a major step forward in American racing, because state regulation of medication testing and penalties has consistently failed the industry at every turn, and these failures threaten the very existence of the industry.”
“I strongly believe it would be the single most important development in American racing in over a decade, and it deserves your support.”
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