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Press Release: Arapahoe Park Joins Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity

September 24, 2015 – The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity announced today that Arapahoe Park has joined as a member. The addition of the racetrack, based in Arapahoe County, Colo., follows that of tracks from New York, New Jersey and Indiana, demonstrating a steady growth of support for national oversight of uniform medication standards. 

“Arapahoe Park is proud to stand with the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity in its efforts to establish a higher standard of excellence for Thoroughbred racing in Colorado and throughout the country,” said Arapahoe Park Executive Director Bruce Seymore. “Its goals are the same as ours – to bring clean racing to the fans and bettors that are the lifeblood of this sport, and to create and protect jobs in the horse racing industry.”

Arapahoe Park, which is owned and operated by Mile High Racing and Entertaining, hosts Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, and Arabian horse racing in Aurora, Colo. 

The Coalition – whose membership also includes 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 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 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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