paul tonko

Pitts: Proposed Legislation ‘Masquerades Under The Veneer of Reform’

Congressman Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) joined with Senator Tom Udall (D-NM.) to comment on thoroughbred horse racing legislation introduced on Thursday. The Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act would create a new organization, the Thoroughbred Horseracing Anti-Doping Authority (THADA), to regulate medication use in Thoroughbred horse racing and allow drugs to be used on race day. This legislation […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
‘Common Sense Legislation’: Barr, Tonko Introduce Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015

Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), the co-chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, today introduced the bipartisan Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.  Under existing law, the American thoroughbred horseracing industry labors under a diverse patchwork of conflicting and inconsistent rules governing medication policies and practices across 38 different racing jurisdictions. This […]

Continue reading
Mr. President, Meet American Pharoah: Congressman Suggests White House Ceremony For Colt

As the racing world continues to bask in the glow of the first Triple Crown in 37 years, one New York legislator is hoping that American Pharoah will get unprecedented recognition for his accomplishments in the form of a visit to the White House. That’s right–Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) has written a formal letter to […]

Continue reading
Casner: Federal Legislation Presents Opportunity For Salvation

As I read the June 9 article, “American Pharoah offers a Carpe Diem Moment for Racing,” I reflected on the 37 years since we last saw a Triple Crown winner. Horse racing has gone through many changes – some good and some we need to continue to work on. Since I first walked on the backside of Sunland Park racetrack when I was 15 years old, my dream was […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
Jockey Club, Breeders’ Cup Form Coalition To Back Federal Anti-Doping Bill

A diverse group of horse racing and animal welfare organizations today announced the launch of a coalition to support uniform medication standards for Thoroughbred racing and the formal introduction of proposed bipartisan legislation that would grant independent authority over rule‑making, testing and enforcement oversight to an entity created by the U.S. Anti‑Doping Agency (USADA). The […]

Continue reading
‘Much At Stake’: Congressman To Introduce Anti-Doping Act For Horse Racing

Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), who serves as co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Horse Caucus and represents New York’s 20th Congressional District, today announced plans to introduce the Thoroughbred Horse Racing Anti-Doping Act of 2015 to establish uniform standards for drugs and medication in the American Thoroughbred industry. “While the nation’s sporting spotlight will be on American Pharoah and […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
Barr, Tonko Named Co-Chairs of Congressional Horse Caucus

Congressmen Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) are Co-chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus in the 113th Congress.  They replace Congressmen Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) “Congressman Cardoza and Guthrie were great co-chairs of the Caucus and we are grateful for all their work on behalf of the horse community,” said AHC […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram