McCarron: Barr-Tonko Bill Would ‘Rein In Thoroughbred Racing Abuses’

by | 12.11.2015 | 10:23am
Chris McCarron on Alysheba moments after capturing the Kentucky Derby

In a recent opinion piece for the The Hill, retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron voices his support for U.S. racing to adopt uniform drug rules.

McCarron 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.

“For a sport so dependent on the integrity of those who participate, uniformity like this is long overdue,” McCarron writes.

“These changes will no doubt level the playing field for those who compete in thoroughbred racing and for the men and women who wager on our races.”

Read more in The Hill

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