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‘Time For Talk Is Done’: Congress Hears Debate Over Horseracing Integrity Act

The future of horse racing will be in jeopardy if Congress doesn’t pass the Horseracing Integrity Act. The future of horse racing will be in jeopardy if Congress does pass the Horseracing Integrity Act. Those were the mixed messages heard by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on […]

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U.S. House Subcommittee To Hold Jan. 28 Hearing On Horseracing Integrity Act

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced on Tuesday that the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, January 28, at 10:30 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building on H.R. 1754, the […]

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More House Representatives Sign On To Horseracing Integrity Act

The two House representatives who co-chair the Congressional Horse Caucus said this week that formal co-sponsorship of the Horseracing Integrity Act has now reached 226 members. Last month, Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Andy Barr (R-KY) announced that the bill had reached the majority mark for support at 218. The Horseracing Integrity Act (H.R. 1754) would […]

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Rep. Barr Successfully Includes Equine Therapy In Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill

In the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Congressman Andy Barr’s (R-KY) amendment to the IMPROVE Act was adopted on a bipartisan basis with a vote of 26-0. Rep. Barr’s amendment added equine assisted therapy, adaptive sports, and innovative approaches to the list of services which community organizations can receive grant funding to provide to veterans. […]

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‘Importance Of Animal Welfare’: Humane Society’s Presence At Round Table A Positive Step

For the first time in the 67-year history of the event, the Jockey Club’s Annual Round Table Conference featured a speaker from an animal protection organization. Valerie Pringle, equine protection campaign manager for the Humane Society of the United States, told attendees about the HSUS’s priority campaigns to protect horses and other equines at the […]

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Horseracing Integrity Act Supporters Visit Washington To Educate Legislators On Bill

Members of the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) blanketed Capitol Hill on Wednesday seeking support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019 (HIA). Individual members are meeting with senators to educate them on HIA, which was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). The Senate bill […]

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Gillibrand, McSally Introduce Horseracing Integrity Act In U.S. Senate

The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) announced its strong support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019, introduced in the U.S. on Senate Wednesday by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). The bill would create a private, independent horse racing anti-doping authority, the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority (HADA), responsible for […]

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‘Finn’ Green Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance

Jonathan “Finn” Green learned horsemanship skills caring for and growing up around Hall of Fame inductees and champions at the famed Greentree Stud. His father Robert “Bob” Green managed both Greentree Stud and Elmendorf Farm in Lexington. Finn’s mom, Patrica Headley-Green, grew up on the storied Beaumont Farm owned and operated by her dad, Hal […]

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Kentucky Representative Adds Voice To Calls For Congressional Review Of Santa Anita Deaths

Kentucky’s Rep. Andy Barr-R has added his voice to the calls for a congressional review into the recent spate of fatal breakdowns at Santa Anita Park. According to a story from the Lexington Herald-Leader, Barr is set to tour the racetrack over the weekend while on a fundraising trip in Beverly Hills. Barr voiced concern […]

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