federal legislation

Just How Many Horses Leave The U.S. Bound For Slaughter?

The exact number of horses shipped across United States borders destined for slaughter is not known, but organizations on both sides of the issue tend to cite between 80,000 and 100,000 horses shipped out of the States each year, reports Horse Nation. Because of this discrepancy in numbers, Horse Nation began trying to find more-accurate […]

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When It Comes To Lasix And Federal Legislation, Horse Racing Has Been Here Before

As a new year begins, some racing jurisdictions will begin considering or implementing a furosemide (Lasix) phaseout. In December, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to approve a partial phaseout starting for 2-year-olds of 2020. Earlier last year, The Stronach Group and the New York Racing Association, together with Churchill Downs Inc., Los Alamitos, and […]

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Barr, Tonko To Reintroduce Updated Horseracing Integrity Act

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), the Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, today introduced H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act.  The legislation, an updated version of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015, establishes an authority to create and implement a national uniform medication program with input from the horse industry. […]

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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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Chenery: ‘The Time For Federal Legislation Of Our Sport Has Come’

In a recent opinion piece for the The Gazette of Colorado Springs, Colo., noted owner-breeder Penny Chenery voices her support for U.S. racing to adopt uniform drug rules. Chenery, who raced 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, urges the passage of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Andy Barr and Rep. Paul Tonko, which will […]

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National HBPA Addresses Proposed Anti-Doping Legislation

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) released the following statement Friday after it was announced that Congressman Paul Tonko was introducing national legislation that would allow the United States Anti-Doping Agency to regulate medication rules and drug testing in horse racing: The National HBPA, on behalf of its affiliates and 30,000 members, would […]

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