Tom LaMarra

National HBPA Questions Federal Drug Bill

The National HBPA, which has about 30 affiliate horsemen's groups and about 30,000 members, said May 29 said it has questions regarding a federal lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation to regulate drug rules and testing.

Bill Puts USADA in Charge of Drug Testing

Bill Puts USADA in Charge of Drug Testing

United States Rep. Paul Tonko of New York said May 29 he will introduce federal legislation that would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of equine medication and drug testing.

Major Decisions Looming in Maryland

Major Decisions Looming in Maryland

As the Maryland Jockey Club prepares for the May 16 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, there's a lot going on behind the scenes--and much of it involves the status of the historic track in suburban Baltimore. read blog.

Industry Organizations Pan IHA Repeal Bill

Industry organizations May 1 came out in opposition to legislation that would repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act because of alleged cheating in horse racing, with one group calling it a shameless publicity stunt.

Congressmen: Repeal Interstate Simulcast Law

Congressmen: Repeal Interstate Simulcast Law

Two members of Congress, on the eve of two of Thoroughbred racing's biggest days, announced introduction of legislation that would end interstate simulcasts to encourage racing to end what they call widespread cheating.

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