Keyword: Jay Hickey

  •  Jay Hickey (center) receives Rolapp Award from Brian (left) and Todd Rolapp.

    Retiring Hickey Presented With Rolapp Award

    Jay Hickey, who is retiring from his role as president of the American Horse Council, is the 2016 recipient of the organization's prestigious Rolapp Award, which recognizes the late Rich Rolapp, AHC president from 1974-1993.

  • Court Ruling Important in Hobby Law Tax Cases

    A tax law attorney said May 5 that a recent federal court decision expanded the number of arguments attorneys can make when trying to make a case that a client is running a horse operation as a business as opposed to a hobby.

  • United States Capitol building

    Federal Medication Bill Picks Up Co-Sponsors

    Federal legislation that would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of equine medication policy, testing, and enforcement has picked up additional sponsors in the U.S. House, officials said March 14.

  • Federal Lawmakers at Odds on USADA Bills

    Supporters of federal legislation that would give USADA oversight of drug testing in Thoroughbred racing will face opposition from lawmakers who have proposed legislation with seemingly similar goals in Washington.

  • AHC Trustees Oppose IHA Repeal Legislation

    The American Horse Council board of trustees has voted unanimously to oppose federal legislation that would be repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 in conjunction with oversight of equine medication and testing.

  • AHC Annual Meeting in Washington Draws 200

    The 45th annual meeting of the American Horse Council held in Washington, D.C., in late June, drew nearly 200 attendees including industry leaders from 50 organizations, members of Congress and staff, and federal regulators.

  • Action on Federal Bills Appears Longshot

    The odds for Congress passing legislation related to equine medication and Internet gambling this year are long, a Washington, D.C.-based official said May 1 during the University of Kentucky Equine Law Conference.

  • AHC Releases More Details About Forum

    The American Horse Council's National Issues Forum, entitled "Congress on a Diet: What It Means for the Horse Industry," will feature several prominent speakers, the organization announced June 2.

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    KY Immigration Proposal Worries Industry

    After being on the national back burner for the last three years, the illegal immigration issue has resurfaced again in Kentucky in the form of a bill that breezed through the Senate in early January.

  • AHC Honors Chandler With Rolapp Award

    The American Horse Council's 2009 Rolapp Award was presented to Kentucky congressman Ben Chandler for his outstanding support of the horse industry. The award was presented to Chandler June 16 at a Congressional Reception in the Capitol during the American Horse Council's National Issues Forum in Washington, D.C.

  • Hickey: Industry Must Be Diligent in D.C.

    There's a new president in town, and a Congress even more dominated by Democrats, but one of the nation's top lobbyists for equine interests said April 30 that the horse industry must be ever-diligent about protecting and advancing its positions in Washington, D.C.

  • AHC's Congressional Ride-In Scheduled

    The American Horse Council is holding its annual Congressional Ride-In June 17, in Washington, DC. The Ride-In will take place as part of the AHC National Issues Forum, which will focus on "The Welfare of the Horse" this year. All interested members of the horse community are encouraged to participate.

  • AHC Meeting's Focus is Welfare of Horses

    The focus of this year's American Horse Council National Issues Forum will be the "Welfare of the Horse." The forum will be held June 16 in Washington, D.C., as part of the AHC's annual meeting.

  • KY Farms Deal With Ice Storm Aftermath

    While the icy wonderland that has blanketed the Bluegrass region left more than 600,000 Kentuckians without power the week of Jan. 25, Thoroughbred farm managers are doing all they can to keep their operations functional and safe in spite of property damage and lack of electricity.