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By Congressional Hearings for Race Day Meds Slated for Monday April 30, 2012
jeff
4/29/2012
1:54:49 PM
A Bill has been introduced in both the US Senate and the US House of Representatives that would amend the Interstate Horse Racing Act. The Bill would eliminate race day meds and establish a "three strikes and you're out" penalty scale for violators.

The text of the Bill can be found here:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s886/text

The Daily Racing Form is reporting that Congressional Hearings are scheduled to take place on Monday April 30, 2012:

quote--

"Among the many things a jockey might consider as an activity in retirement, testifying before a Congressional committee is well down the list. Golf, yes. Mountain climbing, maybe. Sitting at the witness table under oath, not hardly.

But that is exactly what Hall of Fame rider and NBC Sports broadcaster Gary Stevens will be doing Monday in Pennsylvania, where the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerceís Subcommittee on Health will convene at Unionville High School in Kennett Square for a hearing on the subject of ďA Review of Efforts to Protect the Health of Jockeys and Horses in Horseracing."


--end quote.

Read more at the link, click here:
http://www.drf.com/news/hovdey-stevens-takes-zero-tolerance-stance-race-day-medication

We at HANA want to know what you as horseplayers think about Federal intervention and race day meds.

To take a short survey about the Bill
Click Here.



-jp

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