LEXINGTON, Ky. — Horse Racing Reform, an industry initiative led by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, has launched an updated website, www.horseracingreform.org, designed to better inform and educate the general public, racing fans, and industry personnel on safety, integrity, and welfare matters in horse racing.
The mobile-friendly site includes a range of new educational tools and resources to keep users apprised of advocacy efforts. Among the additions to the website:
- Updated maps showing adoption of model rule language for out-of-competition testing, third-party Lasix administration, and controlled therapeutic medication thresholds
- Updated map and in-depth summary showing adoption of the National Uniform Medication Program
- An “Education” section dedicated to providing information on equine health and safety
- A regular blog from Joe Gorajec, former executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and a longtime advocate for integrity in racing
- Links to state rulebooks and commission websites
- A searchable list of Lasix-free runners from the prior 30 days
- A live Twitter feed
“The stated mission of the Horse Racing Reform initiative is to provide awareness and education to the racing community to advocate for increased uniformity, safety, welfare, and integrity of the sport,” said Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director, The Jockey Club. “This new and improved website will provide invaluable resources for fellow advocates to stay informed and engaged as we work to improve the industry, specifically through passage of the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017.”
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It is the sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at americasbestracing.net. Additional information is available at www.jockeyclub.com.
TOBA, based in Lexington, Ky., was formed in 1961 and is a national trade organization of leading Thoroughbred owners and breeders TOBA’s mission is to improve the economics, integrity and pleasure of the sport on behalf of Thoroughbred owners and breeders. Projects managed by TOBA include the American Graded Stakes Committee, Claiming Crown, Ownership Seminars, Breeding, Conformation & Pedigree Clinics, TOBA Owners Concierge, OwnerView and the Sales Integrity Program. TOBA provides international representation for U.S. owners and breeders on the International Grading and Race Planning Advisory Committee, International Cataloguing Standards Committee and International Breeders Federation. Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) is the charitable arm of TOBA. TOBA Media Properties, a subsidiary of TOBA, owns The Horse magazine, Eclipse Press and is co-owner of BloodHorse LLC. TOBA is represented on the board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium as founding members.
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