Keyword: WHOA

  • Arthur Hancock, Frank Stronach, Staci Hancock, and USADA CEO Travis Tygart April 24 in Lexington

    Stronach Group Supports Bill to Bring in USADA

    A pair of U.S. Congressmen plan to re-introduce legislation that would aim for uniform medication standards in horse racing by giving the USADA oversight of equine drug polices, and that legislation is supported by The Stronach Group.

  • Walt Robertson has stayed busy in retirement

    Walt Robertson Joins WHOA

    "Uniform testing and enforcement throughout all racing jurisdictions in this country provide the industry the opportunity to improve the perception of horse racing and its integrity," Robertson said.

  • John Ward

    Ward Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance

    Retired classic winning trainer and former executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission John Ward has joined the Water, Hay, and Oats Alliance, which supports federal intervention to bring about national uniformity in medication policy.

  • Monty Roberts Joins WHOA

    Comments from Monty Roberts, who recently joined the Water, Hay, Oats Alliance.

  • Commentary: Saving, Not Destroying the House

    Arthur Hancock III responds to accusations that supporters of a federal role in curbing medication use in racehorses are hurting the sport. These actions are necessary to save racing, he says.

  • Commentary: Unintended Consequences

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

  • Equine Veterinarian Priest Joins WHOA

    Prominent equine veterinarian Dr. Gary T. Priest has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance, noting that he favors therapeutic medications for horses, but agrees they should be discontinued several days before a horse races.

  • Federal Bill Expected for Drug Regulation

    Racing industry officials said they again expect to see federal legislation filed this year that would authorize the United States Anti-Doping Agency to oversee equine medication and drug testing procedures.

  • Travis Tygart

    USADA Chief: Independent Testing Necessary

    The head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency Aug. 11 outlined how the organization could assist the Thoroughbred racing industry should its factions come together and push for federal legislation.