Congressional Hearing on Horse Racing Scheduled

Congressional Hearing on Horse Racing Scheduled

The hearing will focus on "a bill to improve integrity and safety of interstate horse racing and for other purposes."

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A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has scheduled a hearing on horse racing safety and integrity for Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. EST at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Speakers for the hearing called by the Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will be announced the week of Nov. 17. The hearing will focus on "a bill to improve integrity and safety of interstate horse racing and for other purposes," according to a note about the hearing.

The subcommittee is chaired by U.S. Rep. Lee Terry, a Nebraska Republican.

A webcast of the hearing will be available at the committee's website.

Originally published on BloodHorse.com.

About the Author

Frank Angst

Frank Angst is a staff writer for The Blood-Horse magazine. An American Horse Publications three-time winner in best news story category, Angst has covered horse racing for more than a decade. Angst spent ten years at Thoroughbred Times, where he earned awards as that magazine’s senior writer and helped launch Thoroughbred Times TODAY. Besides covering horse racing, Angst enjoys handicapping. Angst has written about sports for more than 20 years, including several seasons covering a nationally ranked Marshall Thundering Herd football team.

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