This morning , the US House Committee on Commerce and Energy’s Subcommittee on Consumer Commerce and Protection is expected to take testimony on the Horseracing Integrity Act. The bipartisan bill would create a private regulatory body to oversee drug testing on horses in US thoroughbred, quarter horse and harness racing. It will be the first hearing for the current version of the bill, which was filed last March.
Currently, the sport is regulated at a state level, with some form of horse racing legalized in 38 states.
The bill has both supporters and opposers within the industry. What is agreed on pretty much across the board is the some type of widespread reform is imperative.