Sam Rayburn House, Washington, D.C.

Hearing set for Horseracing Integrity Act

When and Where

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. ET
U.S. House of Representatives
Energy & Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Scheduled Speakers

• Marty Irby , Executive Director, Animal Wellness Action

• William M. Lear Jr., Vice Chairman, The Jockey Club

• Joe De Francis, Humane Society of the United States, National Horseracing Advisory Council Chairman, and former owner of the Maryland Jockey Club

• Chris McCarron, retired American Thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame jockey

About the Act

This bill establishes the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority as an independent, private non-profit corporation with responsibility for developing and administering an anti-doping and medication control program for (1) Thoroughbred, Quarter, and Standardbred horses that participate in horse races; and (2) the personnel engaged in the care, training, or racing of such horses.

The Federal Trade Commission shall have oversight over the authority. An interstate compact may be established after five years to take over the authority’s duties.

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