barr/tonko bill

Commentary: U.S. Anti-Doping Agency ‘Just What Horse Racing Needs’

In a recent opinion piece for the Lexington Herald-Leader, Craig Fravel, president and CEO of Breeders’ Cup Ltd., Arthur and Staci Hancock, owners of Stone Farm, Bill Lear, vice chairman of The Jockey Club, and Chauncey Morris, executive director of Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, voice their support for U.S. racing […]

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Illinois Owner, Racing Board Member Kathy Byrne Joins WHOA

Illinois owner, lawyer and racing board member Kathy Byrne has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA). Byrne issued the following statement regarding her decision to join: On August 27th, 2015, while most of the racing world was watching American Pharoah prepare for the Travers, the Illinois Racing Board quietly entered a death sentence for […]

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Hayward: Anti-Doping Agency Would Be ‘Single Most Important Development’ In Racing In Over A Decade

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, […]

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Commentary: Racing ‘Needs Independent Anti-Doping Agency’

In a piece for the Albany Times Union, Marc Summers, the vice president and general counsel for The Jockey Club, stresses the need for an independent organization, such as the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Summers notes that currently in the U.S., only 20 percent of all races are run under the full set of uniform rules […]

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Morris: TOC ‘100 Percent’ Against USADA’s Involvement In Racing

Joe Morris, president of Thoroughbred Owners of California, said horsemen’s groups throughout North America are united in opposition to federal legislation that would create one agency to regulate medication rules, drug testing and enforcement throughout the United States. The various organizations (national and local affiliates of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association […]

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Barr: Proposed Legislation Will Help ‘Ensure Integrity, Economic Future’ Of Thoroughbred Industry

It has been over two months, but Thoroughbred racing is still riding high after American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. In a recent opinion piece published in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Congressman Andy Barr writes that the current positive momentum for the sport is great, and that “now is the time […]

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Federal Legislation Dominates Discussion At Saratoga Equine Law Conference

Debate over proposed federal legislation to regulate drug policy heated up the Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law Conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Tuesday. The Daily Racing Form reported that much of the conference was dominated by debates from the legislation’s supporters and opposers, and much of the discussion indicated that the […]

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NHBPA Stands Firm In Opposition To USADA Involvement

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association issued the following statement on Tuesday in response to Sunday’s Jockey Club Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing, held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in which several speakers expressed their support for H.R. 3084. The proposed legislation would create a private, non-governmental organization, in affiliation with the United […]

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ARCI, NHBPA Express Opposition To Proposed Horseracing Integrity Act

Following statements in response to the proposed Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015 are from the Association of Racing Commissioners International and National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association: The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) is in the process of analyzing the full impact of the Barr/Tonko proposal announced today.  In response to media requests […]

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