U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)

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Statement from USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart on the Thoroughbred Horse Racing Anti-Doping Act of 2015

“The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency applauds Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) for committing his time and energy to help create a uniform, independent, and meaningful anti-doping program for Thoroughbred horse racing through the Thoroughbred Horse Racing Anti-Doping Act of 2015. Along with the Jockey Club, the Breeders Cup, WHOA, the Humane Society, and others in the industry, USADA supports this piece of legislation. It is our hope that the model of independence, harmonization, and enforcement of robust anti-doping programs envisioned through this legislation can be realized to finally truly protect the health of the athletes and the integrity of the competition.”


USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.

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