Schwartz: 'Too great a game to be tarnished,' joins WHOA

Photograph: Courtesy of the WHOA

Barry Ok. Schwartz, an American businessman and thoroughbred racehorse proprietor and breeder, has alongside together with his spouse pledged assist for the Water Hay Oats Alliance, a grassroots push to assist the passage of federal laws to ban using performance-enhancing medication within the sport of horse racing.

The appointment of an unbiased anti-doping program run by the U.S. Anti-Doping Company (USADA) will resolve the issue of widespread drug use in American racing and put U.S. racing jurisdictions consistent with worldwide requirements, based on the WHOA.

Schwartz, who partnered together with his childhood good friend and dressmaker Calvin Klein to determine the clothes model, has additionally been a fan of thoroughbred racing since his childhood in New York. He bought his first horse in 1978. He’s a profitable proprietor/breeder and lots of of his high runners come from his 700-acre Stonewall Farm in Granite Springs, N.Y.


Schwartz served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and CEO for NYRA from 2000 – 2004. He was awarded The Alfred G. Vanderbilt Award as The Particular person Who Did the Most for Racing in 2001 by the NY Turf Writers’ Affiliation. He’s a member of The Jockey Membership.


Schwartz shared the next assertion in his letter to the Water Hay Oats Alliance:


“Sheryl and I would love very a lot to hitch WHOA.  We’ve been in racing for greater than 40 years now and by no means in that point has the necessity been larger for a regulatory invoice to be enforce.  Most people is as skeptical as ever about medication being utilized in racing and in lots of instances they’re appropriate.


“Once I was Chairman of New York Racing Affiliation, I attempted very arduous to take again the penalty section of coping with violators.  I used to be frequently rebuffed by the state legislators.  I imagine if violations and penalties  come below federal jurisdiction, we’ll take a significant step in driving that aspect out of our trade.  That is too nice a recreation to be tarnished by a couple of dangerous apples.”

Click on right here for the complete Water Hay Oats Alliance membership roster.

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