uniform medication policies

Hancock: A Proud ‘Elitist,’ And In Good Company

I was a bit puzzled when at a recent HBPA conference a radio host by the name of Stephen Byk referred to those of us who are trying to clean up our sport and protect our horses as “elitists.” I have been fighting this battle against the liberal use of drugs in horse racing for […]

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Town Hall Meeting: Can Horse Racing Solve Its Biggest Problems?

I attended Monday’s “town hall” meeting at Gulfstream Park –- organized by the Association of Racing Commissioners International –- with a fair degree of skepticism. Racing commissioners, after all, are the reason this industry is in such a mess, right? We have different rules in different states, dysfunction, and diseconomies of scale in regulating the […]

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Coalition For Horse Racing Integrity: Thoroughbred Owners And Breeders Association Now On Board

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that it will become a member of the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity and support HR 3084. Following the filing of HR 3084 earlier this year, TOBA formed a special committee to analyze the bill and surveyed its membership. Sixty-eight percent of the respondents supported federal legislation […]

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Keeneland Joins Coalition For Horse Racing Integrity

In a year that our industry and all of our participants are enjoying incredible excitement in racing, medication issues continue to dominate discussions. It is evident that a collective resolution to medication issues is essential for racing to continue the momentum we are experiencing in this historic year. With the lack of action among many […]

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