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Senate hearing--drugs in horse racing

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  • 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, 09:28 PM.
    Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.

  • #2
    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.

    The Hearing is #2 on the home page.

    The House has already had its shot.
    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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    • Original Poster

      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

      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.
      Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.


      • #4
        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.


        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, 06:57 AM. Reason: Update
        "I am still under the impression there is nothing alive quite so beautiful
        as a thoroughbred horse."



        • #5
          It's now at 2:00, not 2:30.
          "If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em."


          • #6
            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


            • #7
              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.
              Turning For Home, Inc.
              Philadelphia Park Racehorse Retirement Program


              • #8
                It was quite interesting to listen to and I hope it passes.
                \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"


                • #9
                  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


                  • #10
                    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