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AHCF To Hold Reception With Congressional Horse Caucus

The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) is pleased to announce that the results of its 2017 Economic Impact Study will be announced on February 28th at a reception with the Congressional Horse Caucus on Capitol Hill. “We know that the industry has been eagerly awaiting the results of this study,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. […]

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Vitali Case Gives Congressional Horse Caucus Real-Life Example Of Broken System

It’s time for the Congressional Horse Caucus members to go on a field trip. May I suggest they take a break today from their hard work at the U.S. Capitol and make the short drive up the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to spend an afternoon at Laurel Park in Maryland? They can see first-hand how badly the current structure for […]

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Fravel: Barr-Tonko Bill ‘Creates A System That Makes Sense’

Prominent figures from the horse racing industry appeared on Thursday before members of the U.S. Congress to discuss the future of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015 (H.R. 3084).  The industry representatives were invited to participate in the panel by Congressional Horse Caucus Co-Chairs Andy Barr (R-Ky.) and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), who introduced the […]

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Congressional Horse Caucus, Racing Industry Leaders To Discuss Medication Reform Bill Next Week

Congressmen Andy Barr and Paul Tonko, the co-chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, will hold a hearing next Thursday, April 28, to discuss a path forward for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015. The meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. Barr and Tonko will meet with fellow Caucus members and several leaders of […]

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Barr-Tonko Bill Delivers What Thoroughbred Industry Wants, Needs

Do we really need federal legislation to establish a structure for a national agency to regulate medication use in horse racing? The Jockey Club, Breeders’ Cup and the advocacy group, Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA), say yes. The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Thoroughbred Owners of California and Association of Racing […]

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Congressional Horse Caucus Discusses Job Creation, Economic Growth in Horse Industry

As Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Horse Caucus, Congressmen Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) hosted the first meeting of the Caucus on March 5, 2014. “I was honored to host the first meeting of the Congressional Horse Caucus of the 113th Congress with my Co-Chair, Congressman Paul Tonko of New York,” said Congressman […]

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By Ray Paulick (UPDATED OCT. 10 TO REFLECT NEW POLICY FROM MAGNA ENTERTAINMENT) When the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives held a markup hearing on Sept. 17 to discuss H.B. 6598, the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008 that would ban slaughter and criminalize the transportation of horses for the purpose […]

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