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    Default Senate hearing--drugs in horse racing

    Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing
    Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
    Full Committee Hearing
    Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee (Chairman Rockefeller, D-W.Va.) will hold a hearing titled "Medication and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing."
    Contact: Ellen Doneski - Majority Staff Director/Chief Counsel at 202-224-0411

    Date Thursday, July 12, 2:30 p.m.
    Place 253 Russell Bldg.

    (hmm, doesn't note if it's horses or humans being drugged. http://commerce.senate.gov/public/in...1-de668ca1978a )
    Last edited by charismaryllis; Jul. 6, 2012 at 09:28 PM.



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    How about retitling the thread to indicate that this is a US Senate hearing. According to The Blood Horse there will be a live stream of the proceedings.
    The 2:30 p.m. hearing in Room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D. C., will be streamed at the Senate Commerce Committee’s website.
    http://commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Home

    The Hearing is #2 on the home page.

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    Panel
    Barry Irwin, CEO, Team Valor International
    Kent H. Stirling, executive director, Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, and chairman, Medication Committee, National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association
    Jeffrey Gural, chairman, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, and chairman and managing partner, American Racing and Entertainment LLC
    Jim Gagliano, president, The Jockey Club


    Panel
    Matthew Witman, national director, American Quarter Horse Association
    Marc Paulhus, former director of equine protection and vice president, Humane Society
    Ed Martin, president and CEO, Association of Racing Commissioners International
    Sheila Lyons, founder and director, The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and founder and director, Homecoming Farm Inc.



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    Dionne Benson named to RMTC


    Well, now we know how serious RMTC is about national standards on the testing issue. Glad they hired an intern who knows about intra-articular joint blocks. Unfortunately, that doesnt translate to national consensus builder who can work with state governments and commissions.



    http://www.rmtcnet.com/content_press...=&article=1182

    One of the RMTC Board members told me they didn't want her to attend the hearing. That says it all.

    This hire could have been a signal of change and committment from the industry.
    Last edited by SaratogaTB; Jul. 13, 2012 at 06:57 AM. Reason: Update
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    It's now at 2:00, not 2:30.
    "If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em."



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    Senate had to break to vote, will go to next witness in a few minutes
    "I am still under the impression there is nothing alive quite so beautiful
    as a thoroughbred horse."

    -JOHN GALSWORTHY



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    The first part of the hearing was really interesting. The fact that they brought in Jeff Gural really added to the proceedings--as he took over The Meadowlands Racetrack last year, is a Standardbred guy, and apparently one of the few racetrack owners/managers who refused to let a trainer in because of his record. Went to court over it, won, and he should be a model for the Thoroughbred industry!

    Not coincidentally, the hearing came out the day after the NYTimes presented a Joe Drape article stating that KY Derby and Preakness winner was on serious medication, blah, blah....not knowing that his medical regimen was pretty normal for most racehorses.

    But that is a whole different topic....

    Anyway--anyone can listen to the hearing, or listen to its replay....maybe it marks a chance to help our industry.
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    It was quite interesting to listen to and I hope it passes.

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    Agree about Jeff Gural Barbara! At the hearing It was said that he spent over $60k of his own on the lawsuit! He was impressive.
    "I am still under the impression there is nothing alive quite so beautiful
    as a thoroughbred horse."

    -JOHN GALSWORTHY



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    You can find the testimony on the Senate Commerce Committee website
    "I am still under the impression there is nothing alive quite so beautiful
    as a thoroughbred horse."

    -JOHN GALSWORTHY



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