STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FROM 1/ST RACING FOR THE HORSERACING INTEGRITY AND SAFETY ACT
ARCADIA, CA – In support of Senator Mitch McConnell’s introduction of The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act in Lexington, Kentucky, Craig Fravel, Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST RACING, issued the following statement.
“1/ST RACING is committed to achieving the highest level of horse care and safety standards in Thoroughbred racing and we strongly urge Congress to consider the adoption of The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act that will introduce national policies to control medication and regulate anti-doping in the sport of horseracing.
At 1/ST RACING our priority is to ensure the safety of our horses and riders and we believe that the investment into equine health and safety is not only the right thing to do, it is crucial to the future of Thoroughbred horseracing. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act recognizes that industry stakeholders including the owners, trainers, breeders, jockeys, and racetrack operators must be unified toward a new standard of equine health, safety and welfare.”
For more information on horse care and safety standards developed and implemented by 1/ST please visit www.1st.com.