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‘We Need To Unite As An Industry’: Christophe Clement Joins WHOA

Christophe Clement has been one of the leading trainers in the United States for nearly 30 years. The Hall of Fame nominee has won more than 1,900 races, including the 2014 Belmont Stakes with Multiple G1 Winner Tonalist. He has over 30 Grade 1 wins to his name and over 193 Graded Stakes wins. In […]

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Joseph Allen Joins WHOA In Support Of Horseracing Integrity Act

Joseph Allen is an American businessman and a multiple graded stakes-winning Thoroughbred owner and breeder. He joins the growing groundswell of industry members who support the Horseracing Integrity Act now before Congress. The legislation would create a private, independent horse racing anti-doping authority, the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority (HADA). Allen and other members […]

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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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Equine Advocates 18th Annual Saratoga Gala To Be Held August 1

Equine Advocates will throw its biggest party and fundraiser of the year on Thursday, August 1, at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, NY. “Kentucky” is this year’s theme as Staci Hancock and Carol and Tracy Farmer will be Equine Advocates 2019 award recipients. Terry Finley, CEO of West Point Thoroughbreds and last year’s Safe […]

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John Ed Anthony: ‘Show Me How Abundant Use Of Medication Has Improved Racing Or Its Public Image’

John Ed Anthony is no stranger to the Preakness Stakes. His Loblolly Stable had back-to-back wins in the Grade 1 Preakness in 1992 and ’93 with Pine Bluff and Prairie Bayou, respectively. Anthony is no stranger to champion racehorses either, having campaigned three Eclipse Award winners in Temperence Hill (1980 champion 3-year-old male), Vanlandingham (1985 […]

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WHOA: Recent Horse Racing Reform Proposals A ‘Band-Aid On A Shotgun Wound’

Over the last few weeks, industry groups have come forward with a myriad of suggestions for drug reform.  While plans by Mid-Atlantic groups, Maryland Breeders, the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI), and the newly formed Racetrack Coalition sound promising, they are like putting a Band-Aid on a shotgun wound.  These ideas do not provide a solution […]

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‘Finn’ Green Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance

Jonathan “Finn” Green learned horsemanship skills caring for and growing up around Hall of Fame inductees and champions at the famed Greentree Stud. His father Robert “Bob” Green managed both Greentree Stud and Elmendorf Farm in Lexington. Finn’s mom, Patrica Headley-Green, grew up on the storied Beaumont Farm owned and operated by her dad, Hal […]

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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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Global Racing Leaders Weigh In On Drug Rules, Integrity Of Competition

Delegates who attended the 52nd International Conference of Horseracing Authorities in Paris, France, Oct. 8 heard presentations relating to the health, welfare, and safety of jockeys, the harmonization of rules, and the stimulation of betting handle. In the days leading up to the conference, several of them took the opportunity to share their respective thoughts […]

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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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