How the Jockey Club pushed to punish dopers and reform horse racing

The Jockey Club has expertly planned a major political push. It had formed a Political Action Committee (PAC) at the end of 2015, in which it had originally signed 5 Stones. In the 2020 election cycle, the PAC contributed $ 64,000 to the campaigns of federal candidates or affiliated committees, most of whom were Republicans. It sent $ 20,000 to McConnell and a committee on his behalf and $ 5,000 to the Senate Georgia Battleground Fund, which was supposed to help Republicans and McConnell maintain control of the Senate. The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, which includes the Jockey Club, other equestrian groups, and animal welfare organizations, has spent $ 830,000 on lobbying since 2018, according to OpenSecrets.org.