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Updates on Notable Hearings, Rulings, Medication Issues and Ongoing Investigations in the Horse Racing Industry
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Bid to Ban Race-Day Doping Divides Horse-Rich Kentucky –

Bid to Ban Race-Day Doping Divides Horse-Rich Kentucky – | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
By Andrew M Roberts DVM

You may have seen articles written by a Washington reporter about the Kentucky’s horse business, and federal legislation being promoted in Washington. It's a shame that these articles were presented in such a lopsided fashion. Hopefully, I can straighten some of this out.

Would anyone describe an election result of 90% to 10%
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Gambling - Sports betting bill tracker for all 50 states

Gambling - Sports betting bill tracker for all 50 states | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court has ruled on New Jersey's sports betting bill and PASPA is unconstitutional. Which other states are pursuing bills to legalize sports betting? Here is a state-by-state tracker.
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Lab to investigate gene doping in racehorses

Lab to investigate gene doping in racehorses | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Gene doping involves the transfer or modification of genes or genetically modified cells for non-therapeutic purpose to enhance athletic performance.
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Owner of horse struck by track employee: response 'intolerable' 

Owner of horse struck by track employee: response 'intolerable'  | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Horse Racing news: Owner of horse struck by track employee: response 'intolerable'.
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Monmouth Park to accept first sports wagers Thursday 

Monmouth Park to accept first sports wagers Thursday  | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
With a Supreme Court ruling and new law in place, New Jersey's Monmouth Park will accept its first sports wagers on Thursday, the track announced.
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Commentary: A Fateful Decision One Night In Oklahoma?

Commentary: A Fateful Decision One Night In Oklahoma? | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it

On June 2, Special Candy High flew out of the gate at Remington Park to take the lead in the $1,024,840 Heritage Place Futurity, a Grade 1 event at 350 yards. It was the undefeated 2-year-old Quarter Horse's third career start for trainer Clinton Crawford, and it would prove to be his last."

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Sports betting bill written to include site that won’t host horse racing

Sports betting bill written to include site that won’t host horse racing | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
That law, which was signed by Christie, would allow sports betting at any place “where a horse race meeting with parimutuel wagering is conducted and includes any former racetrack where such a meeting was conducted within 15 years prior to the effective date of this act.”
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New Jersey, Plaintiff In Sports Betting Case Before The U.S. Supreme Court, Will Start Taking Bets

New Jersey, Plaintiff In Sports Betting Case Before The U.S. Supreme Court, Will Start Taking Bets | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
After a protracted legal battle and millions spent in court costs, the state will be able to accept legal wagers on sporting events, thanks to an opinion last month from the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned a federal ban on sports wagering.
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How sports leagues will try to get a cut of sports betting money

How sports leagues will try to get a cut of sports betting money | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
The leagues “lost” the Supreme Court case that made legal sports betting possible, but they could be huge winners
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Is ‘matchy-matchy’ in your horse’s best interest? Vet speaks out

Is ‘matchy-matchy’ in your horse’s best interest? Vet speaks out | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Former British team vet, Campbell Thompson of Nantwich Equine Vets has urged riders to carefully consider whether their horses need to wear bandages when being exercised.
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Mapp Nominates Four to Horse Racing Commission

Mapp Nominates Four to Horse Racing Commission | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp has nominated Dr. Laura Palminteri DVM, Henry E. Schjang, Ian Samuel and Ronald A. Phillips to the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission.
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Delaware Harness Commission shock horsemen :: Harnesslink

Delaware Harness Commission shock horsemen :: Harnesslink | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it

"Just as Delaware Governor John Carney on Tuesday made the first legal single game sports wager in the country outside of Nevada, the US Postal Service was bringing harness racing horsemen and women in the First State letters that has created quite a stir."

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The Science and Controversy Behind Horse Racing’s Most Popular Race Day Drug

The Science and Controversy Behind Horse Racing’s Most Popular Race Day Drug | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
(Inside Science) -- This Saturday, a 3-year-old colt named Justify has a chance at achieving one of American thoroughbred racing’s most treasured accomplishments -- the Triple Crown. The race should be fair, but it won’t be entirely clean. About four hours before the scheduled 6:37 p.m. start of the Belmont Stakes, Justify and all of his competitors will receive a
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Kentucky Updates Withdrawal, Threshold Guidelines

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will revise guidance for medication withdrawal times and thresholds in line with ARCI guidelines--or expected RMTC updates, the most significant of which are changes to anabolic steroids.
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Does Horseracing Need An Anti-Doping Authority? One Kentucky Lawmaker Thinks So. | WUKY

Does Horseracing Need An Anti-Doping Authority? One Kentucky Lawmaker Thinks So. | WUKY | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
As Justify returns to California after snagging the coveted Triple Crown, a debate lingers in the commonwealth over the rules governing the sport that
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#SubDCCP to Hold Hearing on Horseracing Integrity Act

#SubDCCP to Hold Hearing on Horseracing Integrity Act | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, chaired by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), announced today a legislative hearing for Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017.” As part of #SubDCCP’s …
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Pa. Breeders Donate $300k for Gene Doping Research

Pa. Breeders Donate $300k for Gene Doping Research | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Donation supports New Bolton Center research projects.
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Golden Gate says it may close over OTB payments

Golden Gate says it may close over OTB payments | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Golden Gate Fields in Northern California has alerted its horsemen that the track may close if regulators do not allow the establishment of account-wagering “cafes” and for the track to stop sending its simulcast signal to off-track betting outlets in the state, according to the chief operating officer of the track\'s owner, The Stronach Group.
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U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminalize Doping in Global Competitions

U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminalize Doping in Global Competitions | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Inspired by Russia’s doping scandal, a House bill introduced on Tuesday would make it illegal to use performance-enhancing drugs in international events.
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Not racing-related, but interesting move in the current anti-doping trend.

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View From The Eighth Pole: Whipping Up A Frenzy

View From The Eighth Pole: Whipping Up A Frenzy | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
Finally, Gaffigan touched on that most sensitive of topics, whipping, the one the industry refuses to acknowledge is a problem for the sport's image.  Mocking what he called the “valuable insight” gained from a post-race jockey interview, Gaffagan joked, “Well, I whipped the horse and then it ran.”
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More opinion related to Jim Gaffigan's essay on "CBS Sunday Morning" 

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New 10pc tax on online gambling in NSW

New 10pc tax on online gambling in NSW | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
“The introduction of a point of consumption tax is an important step to ensure that we are levelling the playing field given the wagering tax paid by onsite operators,” Mr Perrottet said.
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Interesting to see how other countries handle aspects of online gambling in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn a federal ban on sports wagering in the US.

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FanZone introduces USTA Play of the Day :: Harnesslink

FanZone introduces USTA Play of the Day :: Harnesslink | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
In conjunction with the U.S. Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Program, the Harness Racing FanZone is introducing the "USTA Play of the Day,"
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Anti-doping bill would hurt horses and racing | Lexington Herald Leader

Anti-doping bill would hurt horses and racing | Lexington Herald Leader | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
I was disturbed to see an article in the Herald-Leader about the Barr-Tonko bill, federal legislation dealing with race-day doping of horses.
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In Wake of 'Jail' Rule Strikedown, Indiana Commission Ordered to Pay $56K in Fees

In Wake of 'Jail' Rule Strikedown, Indiana Commission Ordered to Pay $56K in Fees | Racing Regulatory Issues | Scoop.it
A federal judge in Indiana who struck down a version of the Thoroughbred industry's long-standing "claiming jail" rule in 2017 this week ordered that the plaintiffs in the case, horse owner Jerry Jamgotchian, et al., are entitled to recover $56,365 in attorney fees and costs from the defendant, the Indiana Horse Racing
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Lingering Debate Over Drug Underscores Need For Uniform Rules In Horse Racing

Intermittently stealing headlines away from the undeniable beauty that exists in thoroughbred horse racing is the continued debate over horses running on race-day Lasix, a therapeutic medication.

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