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ARCI President Martin: Integrity Issues In Horse Racing A ‘Red Herring’

Editor’s Note: The following is a response to a July 10 commentary by former Indiana Horse Racing Commission executive director Joe Gorajec addressing comments to the United States Congress made by Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International  (ARCI), along with a series of alleged inconsistencies in regulatory oversight in Pennsylvania. Gorajec is […]

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‘We Need To Raise Our Standards’: Belinda Stronach Urges Passage Of Horseracing Integrity Act

The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity notes the letter below from Belinda Stronach, the president and chairman of The Stronach Group, in support of H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. Frank Stronach, founder and honorary chairman of The Stronach Group, previously expressed his support for the legislation in April 2017. H.R. 2651 would […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Back In Washington

A congressional subcommittee is taking a closer look at the Horse Racing Integrity Act today. That’s the latest legislation in Washington that would provide national oversight for the use of medication in the sport. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the components of the bill, the backers and […]

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Backers, Foes Of Horseracing Integrity Act To Testify Before Congress

Five racing executives, two members of the House of Representatives and one animal welfare organization official have agreed to testify before a Congressional subcommittee on Friday to discuss the pros and cons of the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. The House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection […]

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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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