u.s. anti-doping agency

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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‘We Are On The Edge Of The Cliff’: B. Wayne Hughes Joins WHOA

B. Wayne Hughes becomes the latest industry leader to join the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) in support of the Horseracing Integrity Act (HR1754/S1820). Passage of the bill would create a uniform standard for drug rules and testing through a national program overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), a private, non-governmental entity. “I wholeheartedly […]

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Former NYRA Chairman Barry Schwartz, Wife Sheryl, Join Water Hay Oats Alliance

Barry K. Schwartz is an American businessman and Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder. He and his wife Sheryl share a love of the horse and thoroughbred racing. In 1968 Schwartz partnered with his childhood friend and fashion designer Calvin Klein to establish the clothing brand, Calvin Klein Inc. He became the Chairman and CEO of […]

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Barr, Tonko Hopeful ‘2018 Will Be The Year The Horseracing Integrity Act Makes It To The Winner’s Circle’

The Water Hay Oats Alliance issued the following press release on Saturday concerning the Horseracing Integrity Act, including a statement from the bill’s co-sponsors, Reps. Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY). “2017 was a landmark year in our efforts to promote integrity, fairness and uniformity in the great sport of horseracing. At a time […]

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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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Hayward: Anti-Doping Agency Would Be ‘Single Most Important Development’ In Racing In Over A Decade

In a recent column for the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, former New York Racing Association president Charles Hayward voices his support for U.S. racing to have an independent agency in charge of handling medication policies and enforcement. Hayward urges the passage of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Andy Barr and Rep. Paul Tonko, […]

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Jockey Club Round Table: Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?

The sixty-third annual Jockey Club Round Table conference took place on Sunday at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Depending upon your perspective, it was either a marker of tremendous positive change for the racing industry, or a reminder of just how slowly things progress in the sport. (To view a replay of […]

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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 […]

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Beck: Industry Must Support National Drug Standards To ‘Stem Racing’s Decline’

Thoroughbred racing is currently basking in the glow of the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years as fans celebrate the great accomplishment of American Pharoah. In a recent opinion piece published in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Gainesway Farm Antony Beck writes that while the current positive momentum for the sport is great, a “true turnaround […]

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