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Two Paths Toward Integrity

Marc Summers, vice president and general counsel for The Jockey Club, has prepared a side-by-side comparison of two federal bills that propose creating a national program for managing medication use in racehorses.

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: Unintended Consequences

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

Medication Reforms Carry Sense of Urgency

Medication Reforms Carry Sense of Urgency

Whether members of Congress address legislation tied to medication and drug testing in horse racing remains to be seen, but the Thoroughbred industry appears to be more and more unwilling to take the chance it won't happen.

Racing Needs Independent Agency

By Barry Irwin -- Racing is at a crossroads on many fronts these days. The New York Racing Association has its back up against the wall. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is in a leadership transition. The Thoroughbred Championship Tour is trying to get off the ground. Purses face erosion from off-shore betting schemes. But the single greatest problem facing the game--how to restore integrity to the race itself--is not receiving the attention it so desperately requires.

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