Water Hay Oats Alliance

Hall Of Famer Zito Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance: ‘The Game Is Bigger Than All Of Us’

On April 25, Travis Tygart, the CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), was invited by the Coalition of Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) to Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Ky., to speak to a group of trainers interested in learning about USADA and its prospective involvement with anti-doping efforts in Thoroughbred racing. During the meeting, […]

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Horsewoman, Broadcast Pioneer Charlsie Cantey Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance

Charlsie Cantey has been actively involved in several aspects of Thoroughbred racing for more than 35 years and is best known as a racing personality for her on-air television commentary, including the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup. She has a valuable perspective on the sport by virtue of that wide-ranging experience, having seen our […]

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Tracy And Carol Farmer Join Water Hay Oats Alliance

Thoroughbred industry leader Tracy W. Farmer and his wife Carol have joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance. A member of The Jockey Club and former member and trustee of the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors, Tracy Farmer has long been active in the reform movement as a regulator serving as vice chairman of the Kentucky […]

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‘When Was Common Sense Abandoned?’: Dr. Gary Lavin Joins WHOA

Dr. A. Gary Lavin, a legend in equine veterinary medicine and a respected leader in the horse industry, has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance.  Lavin, the son of well-known racing secretary Allan Lavin, grew up in the sport. He worked for many years on the racetrack as an esteemed equine practitioner and surgeon. As […]

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Headley Joins WHOA: ‘Essential To The Longevity Of Our Thoroughbreds’

Southern California based Bruce Headley has trained for nearly sixty years during which time he has cultivated a well-earned reputation for being a “clean trainer”, largely shunning modern veterinary practices which emphasize a reliance on drugs to keep a horse sound and fit. Instead, his philosophy is a simple, natural one: when in doubt, give […]

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Trainer Blacker Joins WHOA, Calls Lasix ‘Tip Of The Iceberg’

As the WHOA membership roster continues to grow, it is particularly encouraging to see young trainers joining the initiative and getting involved in the conversation, as the future of our sport is ultimately in their hands.  California conditioner Dan Blacker is the latest to support the Water Hay Oats Alliance.    In a statement to […]

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Horseracing Integrity Act Gains Support Of 64 Trainers; Among Major Tracks, Churchill Downs Missing In Action

The Water Hay Oats Alliance has released a letter – signed by 64 current and retired trainers – endorsing the Horseracing Integrity Act (H.R. 2651) introduced in the U.S. Congress last year by Reps. Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY). The bill would establish a non-governmental, non-profit agency to oversee medication policy and enforcement […]

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Barr, Tonko Hopeful ‘2018 Will Be The Year The Horseracing Integrity Act Makes It To The Winner’s Circle’

The Water Hay Oats Alliance issued the following press release on Saturday concerning the Horseracing Integrity Act, including a statement from the bill’s co-sponsors, Reps. Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY). “2017 was a landmark year in our efforts to promote integrity, fairness and uniformity in the great sport of horseracing. At a time […]

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Finley Joins WHOA: ‘It’s Time To Make A Move’

“For many years, I thought bringing in an outside entity to manage our sport’s drug testing and anti-doping programs was a bad idea. “My outlook has changed. “Think about this – on January 27, 1934, The BloodHorse published an article describing the extensive efforts of the National Association of State Racing Commissioners and their goal […]

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It’s Time To Start ‘Thinking About The Future Of Horse Racing’: Bradley Weisbord Joins WHOA

Bradley S. Weisbord is the founder of BSW Bloodstock and ELiTE Sales. His clients include prominent owners such as Sol Kumin, Winstar Farm, Gary Barber, SF Bloodstock, Richard Santulli, Bobby Flay, Zayat Stables, Mike Dubb, Glen Hill Farm, Everett Dobson, Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, Taylor Made Farm, China Horse Club, and Coolmore. Before forming BSW […]

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