With the announcement of the brand new NRHA drug rule revisions, we’ve got been onerous at work with folks hitting the telephones to learn the way board members allegedly voted in “SediGate”. The supply to inject horses with a sedative half-hour previous to an occasion throughout warm-up instances.
Within the open letter to all members, NRHA President Rick Clark, suggested it required a supermajority of 67% vote to move the brand new drug guidelines and penalties; subsequently requiring 12 votes minimal. The president can solely vote in a tie-breaker, so he’s excluded. Individuals can solely vote as soon as.
Clark goes on to write down “Just like the business, the board was cut up between the individuals who needed the coverage and people who had been in opposition to it. We didn’t have the assist to go to a no allowance for Romifidine (Sedivet) right now. We had been confronted with some unlucky however very doubtless situations if we didn’t get the assist we wanted to enact some modifications.”
The Means it Allegedly Went:
18 votes on the Board of Administrators and Govt Committee:
- 4 voted – No to Sedivet – 22%
- 14 voted – Sure to Sedivet – 78%
Every individual can solely vote as soon as, even when on each the board and govt committee.
Particular person member votes are proven under.
If a member of the Board of Administrators or Govt Committee believes their vote is incorrectly reported, we invite the actual particular person to write down to us and advise their vote, and we’ll instantly replace the data.
These Sure voters are the individuals who, as acknowledged by Rick Clark, didn’t need any modifications to the foundations and agreed provided that Sedivet was included as an accepted drug.
With such a margin of distinction, the probability of Sedivet being voted out is impossible within the foreseeable future. The potential for the present new penalties being squashed or watered down is extraordinarily excessive.
With the outcry on social media, their voting definitely doesn’t signify the membership’s needs.