U.S. Senator Tom Udall calls for the end of doping in horse racing

Racehorse tied in stall.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) issued the following press release yesterday. It is of course important to demand it. It is another to actually introduce a bill, push it through and get it done. Udall is plucky and has the determination necessary to succeed. Sen. Udall is of course keenly aware of racehorse… Continue reading U.S. Senator Tom Udall calls for the end of doping in horse racing

Tom Udall’s name added to the mix for Interior post

WRITTEN BY EMILY HEIL Cross-posted from the Washington Post's "In the Loop" So much for a short list. Add another name to the possible candidates for Interior secretary, a post that will be vacant when Ken Salazar departs the agency in March: Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) We hear Salazar suggested Udall as a potential replacement,… Continue reading Tom Udall’s name added to the mix for Interior post

It’s time to draw the line say Sen. Tom Udall and Rep. Ed Whitfield

Cross-posted from Industry Voices, The Blood Horse By U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) On the first Saturday in May, many Americans will turn their attention to Churchill Downs for the most exciting two minutes in sports. The best of horse racing will be on display for the 137th Kentucky… Continue reading It’s time to draw the line say Sen. Tom Udall and Rep. Ed Whitfield

Anti race horse doping legislation to be introduced

Let the hand wringing and mud slinging begin. Paul Moran writing for ESPN states: "When, on March 28, both the incoming and outgoing chairs of the Association of Racing Commissioners International called for a five-year plan to eliminate race-day medication, a possible watershed moment was presented to racing in the United States," officials of the… Continue reading Anti race horse doping legislation to be introduced

Congressional study looks at drug abuse, injuries in horse racing

It is difficult to know where to start when looking at the problems facing horse racing. However, it is clear that denial is right at the very core of the problem. The solution of setting up a central regulatory body with some real power and inclination to reform and restore some integrity to the sport… Continue reading Congressional study looks at drug abuse, injuries in horse racing