State legislators from around the United States were told July 27 a proposed interstate compact for racing and wagering is a means of promoting uniformity in the industry and fighting off threats of federal intervention.
- By Tom LaMarra
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has offered conditional support for the proposed National Racing Compact based on five conditions, the organization said July 25.
Uniform regulation got a major push from industry participants April 13 amid funding deficiencies for regulatory agencies and word a member of Congress is exploring creation of national commission for Thoroughbred racing.
The National Racing Compact has approved criteria for the licensing of trainers, jockeys, and drivers, and plans an event at Churchill Downs the week of the Kentucky Derby to spread the word. The NRC began licensing owners earlier this year.
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