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Monday, November 02, 2015Contact: Caroline Roth (630) 217-1012

National trade organization announces support for reforms to medication testing and enforcement in American Thoroughbred racing.

November 2, 2015 – The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced on Monday that the organization has joined the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity as a member and supports the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015 (THIA).

In response, the Coalition released the following statement:

“The Coalition is pleased to have the support and membership of another national organization, especially one with the history and credibility of TOBA. TOBA has obviously taken a thoughtful, deliberate approach to the issue of clean racing and the creation of an independent oversight group through THIA. The Coalition is eager to work with TOBA and other interested stakeholders from every corner of the horse racing industry to enhance the integrity and popularity of the sport.”

The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity supports the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015, which would authorize an independent, racing-specific, non-governmental and non-profit organization to create uniform, high standards in drug and medication testing and enforcement for Thoroughbred horse racing.

The Coalition’s membership includes major racing organizations, animal welfare groups, racing and wagering facilities and a grassroots organization with more than 1,200 owners, trainers, breeders, and racing professionals.

Additional information, including a list of coalition members, stories from supporters and ways to contact Congress to express support for this legislation, is available at