Tom LaMarra

Tom LaMarra, a native of New Jersey and graduate of Rutgers University, has been news editor at The Blood-Horse since 1998. After graduation he worked at newspapers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania as an editor and reporter with a focus on municipal government and politics. He also worked at Daily Racing Form and Thoroughbred Times before joining The Blood-Horse. LaMarra, who has lived in Lexington since 1994, has won various writing awards and was recognized with the Old Hilltop Award for outstanding coverage of the horse racing industry. He likes to spend some of his spare time handicapping races.

Articles by: Tom LaMarra

FL Senate Committee Passes Medication Bill

Groups Step Up Call for Model Racehorse Drug Rules

Racing industry organizations have stepped up their call for swift adoption of national model rules on medication and drug testing in the wake of investigations into allegations of mistreatment and over-medication of Thoroughbred racehorses.

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KHRC Drug Tests: Turfway Meet ‘Cleanest’

A March 14 horsemen’s meeting on upcoming equine medication changes in Kentucky revealed some interesting information: The four months of racing at Turfway Park are the “cleanest” in the state, according to regular analysis of drug-testing results.

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