Centaur Gaming, which owns and operates Indiana-based Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, and several off-track betting facilities, has joined the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity.
The coalition, whose membership also includes the Breeders’ Cup Ltd., the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association, the Humane Society of the United States, the Humane Society Veterinary Medicine Association, The Jockey Club, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders, the MeadowlandsRacetrack, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs, and the Water Hay Oats Alliance, supports the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.
Introduced in July 2015 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), the act will direct the non-governmental, non-profit U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to create an independent, racing-specific, non-governmental and non-profit organization to work collaboratively with state racing commissions and their respective staff members throughout the country.
“Centaur Gaming is absolutely dedicated to bringing the highest quality and best experience possible to racing enthusiasts and bettors in Indiana and throughout the Midwest,” said Centaur chairman and CEO Rod Ratcliff in a release from the coalition. “The legislation endorsed by the coalition would not only increase fairness for the men and women who wager their hard-earned dollars on racing, but would preserve the future of a sport around which our industry is built. Centaur Gaming and the racetracks, casinos, and OTB facilities we represent are proud to join the coalition in its efforts toward the uniform regulation of medication testing and enforcement in horse racing.”