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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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Hayward: For Now, Horse Racing Integrity Act Should ‘Set Lasix Off To The Side’

Former NYRA president Charles Hayward says that the 2017 Horse Racing Integrity Act is “the most important development in the regulation of Thoroughbred racing for decades,” according to his latest feature at thoroughbredracing.com. Despite those beliefs, Hayward is not confident that the bill can be passed as it is currently written. “The 2017 version of the […]

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Tracy And Carol Farmer Join Water Hay Oats Alliance

Thoroughbred industry leader Tracy W. Farmer and his wife Carol have joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance. A member of The Jockey Club and former member and trustee of the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors, Tracy Farmer has long been active in the reform movement as a regulator serving as vice chairman of the Kentucky […]

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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 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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Finley Joins WHOA: ‘It’s Time To Make A Move’

“For many years, I thought bringing in an outside entity to manage our sport’s drug testing and anti-doping programs was a bad idea. “My outlook has changed. “Think about this – on January 27, 1934, The BloodHorse published an article describing the extensive efforts of the National Association of State Racing Commissioners and their goal […]

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‘The Time To Act Is Now’: Jim & Joan Brady Join WHOA

Long-time owner/breeders Jim and Joan Brady are the newest members on WHOA’s growing roster of individuals who support passage of The Horseracing Integrity Act, federal legislation appointing the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) with the task of creating and managing a gold standard anti-doping agency for American racing. James Brady’s family has been involved in […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Integrity Of The Sport?

It seems to be an annual query for the Thoroughbred racing industry as the current year wanes — what is the top priority for next year? In a recent poll at the Paulick Report, readers gave a fairly definitive answer: Integrity. The question is, what exactly does that mean? In this edition of The Friday […]

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Commentary: USTA Lacks Understanding Of Federal Bill

The U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) recently issued a statement expressing its opposition to the Horse Racing Integrity Act of 2017 (officially known as H.R. 2651). The bill would lead to the creation of a private, independent horseracing anti-doping authority responsible for developing and administering a nation-wide anti-doping program for horse racing. In short, the USTA […]

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Banke: ‘Craft Our Narrative And Rebuild The Foundation Of Integrity’ Through Federal Legislation

Barbara Banke, owner of Stonestreet Farm and chairman and proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, delivered the following remarks in support of the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 at Sunday’s Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. My family and I are invested, financially and emotionally, in the future health […]

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