Leading Horse Racing Trainers & Professionals Seek Legislation Stalled By Congress To Clean Up Industry & Prohibit Performance Enhancing Drugs

SITUATION:
Growing number of leading thoroughbred industry horse trainers and professionals are frustrated by the lack of action to deal with horse deaths at U.S. tracks, drug abuse, & industry control.
Organizations like WHOA are being joined * supported by respected trainers like Mark Casse.
Movement seeks to captures support & deal with the current frustration & inaction by Congress.

SIGNIFICANCE:
Expressed frustration resulting in support for WHOA from one of the industry most trusted trainers including respected trainer, Mark Casse.
Joins growing industry support from the industry participants.
The Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA), WHOA is a grassroots movement.
Supports the passage of federal legislation to prohibit the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Bill is being considered by the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Commerce

SOLUTION(S):
Industry must support of Horseracing Integrity Act (HIA).
And Support WHOA that lobbies for the Horseracing Integrity Act (HR1754/S1820).
Support is growing with 253 cosponsors in the House of Representatives and 25 cosponsors in the Senate.
Bill establishes the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority
Would be independent, private non-profit corporation.
Would develop & administer an anti-doping & medication control program for Thoroughbred, Quarter, & Standardbred horses that participate in horse races;
Bill deals with 2-year-olds racing & big step to solving America’s Lasix obsession.
When It Comes To Lasix & Federal Legislation, Horse Racing has been here before

SAYS:
Casse and other “continues to be frustrated by the lack of uniformity in our industry”.
“After much thought, I have decided to join the WHOA. I continue to be frustrated by the lack of uniformity in our industry
“Know that WHOA is a big supporter of the Horseracing Integrity Act
My belief that it is our only chance to bring a level playing field to racing.”  

 SOURCES:

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/ray-s-paddock/when-it-comes-to-lasix-and-federal-legislation-horse-racing-has-been-here-before/?fbclid=IwAR37ShTWuMzenIZnWcguMzNcFHhrduKEqwcwfV4uzaVQbx8iklBh88Xj7ZE#.Xh-JLx34TTA.facebook

 https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/whats-been-happening-racing-industry-around-world-7-3/their

https://www.waterhayoatsalliance.com/videos.shtml

https://www.facebook.com/waterhayoatsalliance/articlestheir

https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/lasix-free-juvenile-races-kentucky-horsemen-are-their-own-time/

http://www.waterhayoatsalliance.com/join.shtml?fbclid=IwAR0QFUic7o4Z5ry-TP4HUJFVhC8dy4GCxILAPFh3zt6oiwzRFC1mFBO-n6Q

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