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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.

Commentary: Saving, Not Destroying the House

Arthur Hancock III responds to accusations that supporters of a federal role in curbing medication use in racehorses are hurting the sport. These actions are necessary to save racing, he says.

Commentary: Unintended Consequences

Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, discusses concerns about increased federal involvement in regulating racing.

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.

Op-Ed: U.S. Must Get Tougher on Cobalt

Setting the testing threshold for cobalt chloride has become the challenge of racing regulators. North American racing has been well behind in its application of a satisfactory testing threshold applied across all states.

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