Statement from Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Chief Executive Officer, Joe Harper, in Support of Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell's Introduction of The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act:
“The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) applauds the introduction of federal legislation which will provide safety and welfare uniformity within the sport of horse racing. DMTC’s commitment to the safety and welfare of our human and equine athletes is unwavering. We are proud of the recent industry-leading medication reforms that have been implemented at Del Mar and at California’s other horse racing venues. We urge Congress to support similar medication regulation for horse racing throughout the county.
DMTC is a founding member of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition and is accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s Safety and Integrity Alliance. DMTC looks forward to continuing our work with other industry stakeholders, legislators and regulators to ensure our sport is conducted at the highest levels of safety and integrity.”