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Friday, July 8, 2016

National HBPA CEO Eric Hamelback Addresses The Jockey Club and Humane Society of the United States Partnership

National HBPA CEO Eric Hamelback penned an op/ed in the July 7 edition of Thoroughbred Daily News. The article begins:

Everyone wants what is best for horse racing and especially for the Thoroughbred racehorses that make our industry possible. That is why many of us are stunned by The Jockey Club leadership’s latest attempt to use that organization’s considerable wealth and influence to push a piece of federal legislation, not supported by the vast majority in racing, to address a problem that many would agree is nonexistent. Allowing for our equine medication control, testing and sanctions to be placed in the hands of a private entity possessing no experience with the complexities of our sport was deemed by many as “ridiculous as it can get.” Well, think again… It is about to get even more absurd.

To read the complete op/ed in Thoroughbred Daily News, click here.

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