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Press Release: Keeneland Association, Inc. Joins Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity

October 8, 2015 – Following the announcement Thursday that Keeneland Association Inc. has joined the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity as a member and supports the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015, the Coalition released the following statement:

“The addition of one of the nation’s premier Thoroughbred race tracks to the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity is another welcome demonstration of the industry’s growing commitment to uniformity. Our shared goal is to ensure that we have a strong, credible medication oversight system that further ensures the safety of our athletes and enhances the confidence of our participants and fans.”

The Coalition – whose membership also includes Arapahoe Park, the Breeders’ Cup Ltd., Centaur Gaming, the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association, the Humane Society of the United States, the Humane Society Veterinary Medicine Association, the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), The Jockey Club, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders, the Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs, and the Water Hay Oats Alliance – supports H.R. 3084, also known as the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.  

This bill, introduced in July 2015 to the House of Representatives by Congressmen Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY), will direct the non-governmental, non-profit U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to create an independent, racing-specific, non-governmental and non-profit organization to work collaboratively with state racing commissions and their respective staff members throughout the country.
 
Additional information, including stories from supporters and ways to contact Congressional members to express support for this legislation, is available at www.horseracingintegrity.com.

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