A Congressional hearing will be held on Thursday, July 12 to consider the use of medication in horse racing.  The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold the hearing at 2:30 p.m. at the Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253, in Washington, D.C.

The hearing is entitled “Medication and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing.” Those invited to testify have been divided into two panels. Click here for the complete witness list.

Committee chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) will not chair the hearing. Instead, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), who introduced the Interstate Horseracing Improvement Act of 2011 (S.886) in the Senate, will act as chair.

To watch Thursday’s hearing live, visit the Senate Commerce Committee website. The NTRA will observe the hearing and will report any developments to the industry.