Keyword: federal legislation

  • Joe De Francis

    Humane Society Forms Horse Racing Council

    The Humane Society of the United States, a member of a group that supports federal legislation that would grant USADA authority over equine medication policy and drug testing, has formed a horse racing council to promote animal welfare standards.

  • Ed Martin at the RCI conference

    Path Forward for Racing Debated at Meeting

    An April 7 town hall meeting organized by the Association of Racing Commissioners International revealed consensus on the need for a central governing structure for horse racing, but little agreement on how to achieve it.

  • United States Rep. Paul Tonko at the Saratoga Institute on Racing, Equine, and Gaming Law conference.

    Debate Over Federal Bill Begins in Earnest

    A co-sponsor of federal legislation that would authorize oversight of equine medication and drug-testing said Congress could schedule a committee hearing on the bill this fall. Meanwhile, the debate on the bill continues.

  • Jockey Club chairman Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps speaks at the Jockey Club Round Table.

    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.

  • New Federal Drug Legislation Introduced

    A U.S. Senator and four members of the House of Representatives have introduced the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2013 to regulate/prohibit substances, methods, and treatments that may be used in racing.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Congress Calling

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - On Nov. 16, one day before a congressional subcommittee looked into the possible need for legislation to improve health insurance and safety issues for jockeys, the full U.S. House of Representatives said "no" to the creation of a federal commission to oversee professional boxing.

  • 30% Foreign Betting Tax Moves Closer to Elimination

    A major hurdle blocking the potential growth of international simulcasting was cleared on Thursday night when the U.S. Senate Finance Committee approved by a 12-9 vote a major tax-cut bill that includes a provision eliminating a burdensome 30% withholding tax on winning pari-mutuel wagers placed by foreigners through U.S. pools.