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Re: [RC] Congress to Examine Horse Racing - mspattykirk

<BIG SIGH>  I realize that there is a lot of bad stuff going on in the horse 
racing industry these days.  But I would much rather see Congress work on the 
important stuff like the cost of gasoline/diesel, health care, food shortages 
and so forth.  After all, I didn't send my senators and congressmen to DC to 
investigate steroid use in sports, or horse racing.  JMHO
Patty Israelson
AERC - Central  

-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Standefer <kstandefer@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Jun 14, 2008 8:04 PM
To: 'Ridecamp' <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [RC]   Congress to Examine Horse Racing

Article in Horse.com (Originally published at BloodHorse.com.) 

The United States House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer
Protection has scheduled a hearing--"Breeding, Drugs, and Breakdowns: The
State of Thoroughbred Horseracing and the Welfare of the Thoroughbred
Racehorse"--for June 19 in Washington, D.C. 

According to a June 11 release from the House Committee on Energy and
Commerce, the hearing will look at "commercial breeding practices that
emphasize speed and precocity over durability, the prevalence of
performance-enhancing drugs and other medications, track surfaces, and
maintenance of the tracks." 


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