Frank Stronach Endorses Horse Racing Integrity Act

Frank Stronach Endorses Horse Racing Integrity Act

Aurora, Ontario-April 26, 2017

I, Frank Stronach, Founder and Honorary Chairman of The Stronach Group, am pleased to support the Horse Racing Integrity Act, sponsored by Congressman Andy Barr and Congressman Paul Tonko.

Under the legislation, USADA should work together with state regulators and members of the horse racing industry to achieve the highest integrity at a reasonable cost.

No race day medication is a giant step forward. I believe, in the long run, no race day medication is better for the horses and for the industry. I feel the horse racing industry has an obligation to the horses and to the public to see horses run without medication to ensure the health and safety of both the horses and the jockeys.

It is important that the implementation of no race day medication and the phase out period of race day medication are done in a fair manner to enable breeders and horse owners to adjust their breeding and racing programs.

I would like to thank the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) for being the driving force to hopefully bring no race day medication to the horse racing industry.

As a racetrack owner, I realize we have to make changes to get the horse racing industry on a sound and healthy foundation. At the same time, I realize that small breeders and small race horse owners are the backbone of our industry and I will do everything I can to ensure they have the opportunity to earn a reasonable living and fulfill their dreams.