coalition for horse racing integrity

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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Horseracing Integrity Act Of 2017 Draws Support Of 100 House Representatives

H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) now has the support of 100 members of the House of Representatives.  In addition to Congressmen Barr and Tonko who co-chair the Congressional Horse Caucus, the bill has been co-sponsored by 98 other members representing both […]

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Commentary: USTA Lacks Understanding Of Federal Bill

The U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) recently issued a statement expressing its opposition to the Horse Racing Integrity Act of 2017 (officially known as H.R. 2651). The bill would lead to the creation of a private, independent horseracing anti-doping authority responsible for developing and administering a nation-wide anti-doping program for horse racing. In short, the USTA […]

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ASPCA Throws Support Behind The Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced its strong support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. The bill, formally designated as H.R. 2651, would require that a uniform, anti-doping and medication control program be developed and enforced by a private, non-profit, self-regulatory organization known as the Horseracing Anti-Doping […]

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Commentary: In Wake Of Rojas Case, Racing Should Follow Lead Of USOC

Having been involved as a lobbyist in many policy debates in Washington for several years, I consider it a rare gift when a major court case strongly confirms your side of an argument. It is rarer still when those on the losing side double down and wait for more of the same. That is the […]

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Beck: Is AAEP Protecting Horses … Or Its Own Interests?

Various members of the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, the group of industry organizations promoting passage of federal legislation that would bring uniform standards to our sport under the direction of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, have spent a good deal of time with representatives of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) over the […]

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ARCI’s Martin: Cheating Not ‘Ubiquitous’ In Racing

Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, submitted the following as a rebuttal to a recent two-part series in the Paulick Report, written by former Indiana Horse Racing Commission executive director Joe Gorajec. Those articles, dealing with what Gorajec referred to as a “culture of cheating,” can be read here as part […]

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Gagliano: Industry’s Lack Of Acceptance Of Out-Of-Competition Testing ‘Troubling’

The National Uniform Medication Program was introduced by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium in 2012, which introduced guidelines to regulate and ‘clean up’ racing. The guidelines set forth included those regarding third-party Lasix administration, controlled therapeutic medication administration, lab accreditation, and the introduction of the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System. In a recent column for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, James […]

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Coalition For Horse Racing Integrity: In Wake of Vitali Case, ‘We Need Better Regulation’

The Paulick Received the following Letter to the Editor from the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, whose members include national and local organizations representing breeders, owners, sale consignors, racetracks and veterinarians  As a group that shares the common belief that the Thoroughbred racing industry is in serious need of medication reform, we would like to […]

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De Francis To Chair New HSUS National Horse Racing Advisory Council

The Humane Society of the United States announced the formation of a new group to target reform in the horse racing industry on Thursday. The HSUS National Horse Racing Advisory Council will focus on promoting higher standards for equine welfare throughout the sport. Joe De Francis, former CEO of the Maryland Jockey Club, will chair the […]

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