Keyword: federal government

  • Democratic Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico chaired the hearing.

    Federal Regulation Gets Push, With Caveats

    The Jockey Club isn't opposed to federal regulation of medication and penalties in horse racing but it would prefer Congress not tinker with the Interstate Horse Racing Act, an organization official said July 12.

  • Federal Government Lends Research Assistance on Foal Loss Syndrome

    The good news is that the federal government doesn't <i>have</i> to be in Kentucky or any other state because of the current spring syndromes taking place in the horse populations. They would be required to investigate if there was any indication that an infectious or contagious disease process was at work.

  • NTRA commissioner Tim Smith, taking a proactive approach toward federal aid.

    Federal Aid Not Currently Available; NTRA, AHC Begin Lobbying Efforts

    Industry organizations have taken a proactive stand in the wake of the fetal loss syndrome that has gripped Central Kentucky farms in recent weeks. Tim Smith, commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, has been in contact with federal officials and is planning to spend most of Wednesday and Thursday morning in the nation's capital, meeting with members of Congress and staff to discuss the possibility of federal assistance for breeders who are being financially crippled by the health crisis. But Smith had some bad news about existing federal programs.