Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015

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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Bipartisan Support Growing For Horseracing Integrity Act

The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity announced today that a number of additional members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on in support of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015 (THIA) in recent weeks. Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA), Luke Messer (R-IN), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Carlos […]

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‘We Lack Reciprocity’: Chenery Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance

Penny Chenery has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA). WHOA is a grassroots movement of like-minded individuals who support the passage of federal legislation to prohibit the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the sport of horse racing. The organization released the following statement from Chenery: It took me a long time to fully appreciate […]

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Gural: Racing Needs ‘One Holistic Anti-Doping Approach’

In an opinion piece for the New Jersey Star-Ledger, racetrack operator Jeff Gural offers his “wholehearted support” for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act introduced by congressmen Andy Barr and Paul Tonko in July. “It is my strong hope that the legislation will soon be broadened to include standardbred racing, as well as any other racing […]

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Stating The Case For Medication Reform

For those of us who are following (or intimately involved in) the nationwide conversation about Thoroughbred industry medication reform, the last couple of weeks have been some of the most colorful we’ve had yet. In major industry forums – The Jockey Club Round Table Conference and the Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing & Gaming Law […]

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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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Campbell: Time For Medication Reform Is Now

Before I stumbled into the idea of forming partnerships to own race horses in 1969, I was chairman of a major advertising agency in Atlanta. What we told our clients emphatically was if you talk the talk, you had better be ready to walk the walk. So for the past four decades, I’ve applied that […]

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