Senator Tom Udall and Representative Joe Pitts are taking major heat after introducing a bill that would rescind the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978. The bill aims to stop at least 90% of  horse race betting in the US. About $11 billion is bet on racing each year. The senate bill claims to be an attempt to end doping and crack down on fraud, but the head of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association is calling the bill a brazen publicity stunt.

Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 under attack

Alex Waldrop, the President and Chief Executive of the NTRA, stated that the Association is in strong opposition to the ‘most recent attack on h…...