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From Dale Romans Barn
Uniform medication rules and regulations are set to take effect in 7 days. Let's see what happens this week. I think a judge's ruling is due either today or tomorrow on the latest stunt by the NHPBA in the courts.
Do you think we would get a rush of these before the Day?
The tipping point, is that Congress enact(s)ed, federal law statutes. They do this all the time for a miriad of programs from Agriculture to Zero tolerance enforcements.
Then an agency or Dept of the government/and govt employees institute and monitor. Say Homeland Security, DEA, etc.
The rub is non elected individuals, installed themselves, as well as support employees and not govt. employees. And it's not a govt bid like contract.
And further exacerbated with creation of over site conflicts with an agency of the Fed gov. to make it and/this entity covered under the laws enacted.
This matter before the court concerns just the law and interpretation. What the judge will have only concern with.
It's not (the formal suits) about what concerns are for the most part in the enactment of safety, drugs and the rest .
I don't think Diodoro is a good measuring stick. He's got a rap sheet longer than my arm at thoroughbred rulings.com. Constantly pushing the envelope and committing cheats both big and small.
As far as I'm concerned, the guy shouldn't even be allowed around horses.
Interesting development from the owner of The Meadowlands, Jeff Gural, who wants in to HISA despite heavy pushback from the USTA. We were talking about the virtual end of the greyhound tracks...I can see that the harness tracks are far more vulnerable to the same fate compared to the T-breds. Gural indicates the harness game, excluding the Meadowlands where he installed very tough standards several years ago, is awash with illegal drugs and cheating.
Not surprised in the least. Gural really gives it to his critics at the end of this article.
This is the original article Paulick is referencing:
HRU is the harness version of TDN.
Gural seems to be the guy harness racing needs. Deep pockets, has a vision for the industry, and is going to spend and lobby to get it. Then again I'm sure some harness people see him as their version of Stronach...
I know. I saw that. Had me shaking my head in awe of the stupidity.
Yes, there's cheating. Yes, there's death. But....winning.