Medication Consortium Lobbies For Long-Term Funding Mechanism

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, expected to exhaust its bridge funding this year, continues lobbying the industry to support a per-start fee that would be shared by horsemen and racetracks.

RMTC chairman Dan Fick, executive director of The Jockey Club, said the organization needs committed funds beyond 2006. (About $1 million in bridge funding remains for use this year.)

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