Optimism for Horseracing Integrity Act at Round Table

Blood Horse

By Frank August

The 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 13 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., closed out with an update and a rally cry for legislation that would overhaul oversight of horse racing's drug testing and medication rules.

While a previous version of the bill did not progress to law, The Jockey Club has lost no enthusiasm for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, which would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of the industry's drug testing. The legislation aims to end race-day administration of furosemide (Lasix) and bring uniformity to equine drug testing, rules, labs, and enforcement.

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