Travis Tygart

Tygart Tells Congress: Don’t Encourage Fox To Guard Henhouse

Human athletes and the integrity of sport were the subjects of a hearing of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, but the regulation of horse racing was raised during the question-and-answer period that followed the testimony of three witnesses, one of whom was Travis Tygart, chief […]

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Hall Of Famer Zito Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance: ‘The Game Is Bigger Than All Of Us’

On April 25, Travis Tygart, the CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), was invited by the Coalition of Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) to Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Ky., to speak to a group of trainers interested in learning about USADA and its prospective involvement with anti-doping efforts in Thoroughbred racing. During the meeting, […]

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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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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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USADA, Water Hay Oats Alliance Meet to Discuss Anti-Doping Rules

Travis Tygart, the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was invited today to meet with members of the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) as well as other stakeholders, to discuss clean and safe sport, and the importance of uniform anti-doping rules. USADA is the independent, non-governmental agency that currently conducts the anti-doping program for […]

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HBPA: Feds Addressing ‘Problem That Does Not Exist’

Congress held its first hearing Thursday on H.R. 2012, a proposed bill that would impose federal regulations on horse racing medication rules and put an independent agency in charge of drug testing, and while there was a similarity in testimony to past hearings on previous racing legislation, one critical difference was that House members seemed […]

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Paulick Report Flashback: Anti-Doping Chief Weighs in on Racing

Half a dozen witnesses will testify at a congressional hearing Thursday on a bill that would impose federal regulations on medication in horse racing and place the sport’s drug testing process under the independent oversight of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Among those testifying is USADA CEO Travis Tygart. Tygart and the USADA’s unflinching pursuit […]

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Witness List Set for Congressional Hearing on Horse Racing

Half a dozen witnesses, including current and former racing executives, veterinarians, and the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, have been called to testify Thursday at a congressional subcommittee hearing on horse racing. The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will conduct the hearing at 10 a.m. Thursday to discuss […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Strong National Anti-Doping Policy ‘Good for Business’

Travis T. Tygart is chief executive officer of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), formed in 2000 and recognized by the U.S. Congress as the official anti-doping agency for Olympic, Pan American and Paralympic sport in the United States. He is also a member of the board of governors of the Partnership for Clean Competition […]

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