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Motion Joins WHOA, Calls For A ‘National Governing Body’

Leading North American trainer H. Graham Motion has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) as the latest member in a growing list of trainers who support efforts for passage of The Horseracing Integrity Act.  To date, 65 trainers are represented on WHOA’s roster, including Hall of Famers Roger Attfield, Michael Dickinson, Neil Drysdale, and […]

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Farishes Join Water Hay Oats Alliance, Support Horseracing Integrity Act Of 2017

Will and Bill Farish of the famed Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky., have joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) as supporting members.  The father and son shared their perspective in the following statement: “We are joining WHOA to hopefully add some momentum to the effort in Washington to pass legislation that would mandate […]

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International Bloodstock Agent James Delahooke Joins WHOA

International Bloodstock Agent, James Delahooke has thrown his support behind the efforts of the Water Hay Oats Alliance to ban the use of performance enhancing drugs in U.S. horse racing. In his career Delahooke has purchased as yearlings no less than 11 champions and 30 individual Group 1 winners of 45 Group 1 races. Amongst […]

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Former U.S. Congressman Edward Whitfield Joins WHOA

Former U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) who served in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2016, has joined the efforts of the Water Hay Oats Alliance in support of federal legislation which would appoint The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to create and oversee a national anti-doping program for horse racing in the United […]

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IFHA Chairman Louis Romanet Joins WHOA

The following statement was released by the Water, Hay Oats Alliance from their newest member Louis Romanet, Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities: “I am pleased to see the reintroduction of the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, which will bring the United States closer to international standards of doping control rules, in-competition and […]

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Former U.S. Senator, Treasury Secretary Nicholas F. Brady Joins WHOA

Nicholas F. Brady, who served as a United States Senator from New Jersey and later as the Secretary of Treasury (1988-1993), has also been a prominent and active Thoroughbred owner and breeder for more than five decades. Mr. Brady became a member of The Jockey Club in 1966 and has been one ever since, with […]

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Leading Standardbred Breeders Steve And Cindy Stewart Join WHOA

Steve and Cindy Stewart own and operate Hunterton Farm and Hunterton Sales Agency in Paris, Kentucky. The Stewarts started Hunterton Farm in 1980 on 80 acres of leased land in Lexington, Ky and have since grown to the largest Standardbred farm in Kentucky at over 900 acres in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Hunterton’s goal has always […]

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Former KTA/KTOB Executive Director David Switzer Joins WHOA

David L. Switzer, a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BS Animal Science, has been associated with the Thoroughbred industry since 1958 working in both the breeding and racing areas. From 1979 to 1992, he owned Lexington, Ltd, an equine insurance and bloodstock agency. Mr. Switzer acted as the Executive Director of the […]

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Former KY Gov. Steve Beshear & Former First Lady Jane Beshear Join WHOA

Steve and Jane Beshear were Governor and First Lady of the Commonwealth of Kentucky from 2007 to 2015, during which they worked hard to strengthen Kentucky’s equine industry. The Beshears have owned a small horse farm in Clark County, Kentucky, for two and a half decades. Jane is an avid rider and event competitor, and […]

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Combating A Culture Of Cheating: A Matter Of Trust

(First in a two-part series.) Horse racing has a culture of cheating. Its problem is drugs. It’s what the public calls doping. The methods differ, as do the drugs. At one end of the spectrum, horsemen and veterinarians inject horses on race day with a wide variety of drugs or other foreign substances. This practice is […]

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