Horse Racing Industry Leaders Debate Need for Federal Legislation

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Horse Racing Industry Leaders Debate Need for Federal Legislation
Rob Carr/Getty Images

Top horse racing industry figures took different sides before Congress on Thursday over whether the sport needs federal oversight to ban doping. “We need a new and tougher federal law,” said Barry Irwin, whose Team Valor ownership group won last year’s Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom. He said at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing that states don’t do an adequate job regulating horse racing, and that a national law is needed so that “all states will be on a level playing field.”

Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Out of Bounds

Horse Racing

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.