Water Hay Oats Alliance

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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‘The Time To Act Is Now’: Jim & Joan Brady Join WHOA

Long-time owner/breeders Jim and Joan Brady are the newest members on WHOA’s growing roster of individuals who support passage of The Horseracing Integrity Act, federal legislation appointing the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) with the task of creating and managing a gold standard anti-doping agency for American racing. James Brady’s family has been involved in […]

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Motion Joins WHOA, Calls For A ‘National Governing Body’

Leading North American trainer H. Graham Motion has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) as the latest member in a growing list of trainers who support efforts for passage of The Horseracing Integrity Act.  To date, 65 trainers are represented on WHOA’s roster, including Hall of Famers Roger Attfield, Michael Dickinson, Neil Drysdale, and […]

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Farishes Join Water Hay Oats Alliance, Support Horseracing Integrity Act Of 2017

Will and Bill Farish of the famed Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky., have joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) as supporting members.  The father and son shared their perspective in the following statement: “We are joining WHOA to hopefully add some momentum to the effort in Washington to pass legislation that would mandate […]

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International Bloodstock Agent James Delahooke Joins WHOA

International Bloodstock Agent, James Delahooke has thrown his support behind the efforts of the Water Hay Oats Alliance to ban the use of performance enhancing drugs in U.S. horse racing. In his career Delahooke has purchased as yearlings no less than 11 champions and 30 individual Group 1 winners of 45 Group 1 races. Amongst […]

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Former U.S. Congressman Edward Whitfield Joins WHOA

Former U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) who served in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2016, has joined the efforts of the Water Hay Oats Alliance in support of federal legislation which would appoint The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to create and oversee a national anti-doping program for horse racing in the United […]

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