Text of the Udall Legislation to Deregulate Parimutuel Wagering


1ST SESSION               S.


To deregulate interstate commerce with respect to parimutuel wagering on horseracing, and for other purposes.



Mr. UDALL introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred

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To deregulate interstate commerce with respect to parimutuel wagering on horseracing, and for other purposes.

1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

  • This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Teller All Gone Horse-
  • racing Deregulation Act of 2015’’.
  • (a) IN GENERAL.—Congress makes the following 8 findings:

9 (1) Congress enacted the Interstate Horse10 racing Act of 1978 (Public Law 95–515; 15 U.S.C. 1      3001 et seq.) to regulate interstate commerce with

  • respect to parimutuel wagering on horseracing in
  • order to further the horseracing industry of the 4 United States.
  • (2) In 2000, Congress amended such Act to
  • allow parimutuel wagering by telephone and over the 7 Internet, a gambling privilege no other sport enjoys. 8 (3) The use of performance-enhancing drugs in 9 horseracing is widespread in the United States,
  • where no uniform regulations exist with respect to
  • the use of, and testing for, performance-enhancing 12 drugs in interstate horseracing.
  • (4) A 2012 New York Times investigation
  • found that, on average, every week 24 horses die
  • racing, a high equine fatality rate likely caused by
  • the misuse of permitted medication and abuse of ille-
  • gal drugs.
  • (5) A 2013 horseracing industry study found
  • that a large majority of parimutuel wagering partici20 pants avoid wagering at certain tracks and when

21 certain trainers compete because they assume illegal 22 drug use affects race results.

23 (6) Total parimutuel wagering on Thorough24 bred horseracing in the United Stated declined 30

25          percent from 2002 to 2014.

  • (7) The Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 has
  • not met its original policy goal of furthering the 3 United States horseracing industry.

4                       (b) BACKGROUND FOR INCLUDING THE NAME OF A

5 RACEHORSE IN SHORT TITLE.—The purpose in providing 6 the short title used in this Act is to honor horses who

7 died while competing in races with interstate, off-track wa8 gering authorized under the Interstate Horseracing Act of 9 1978. Teller All Gone was an American Quarter Horse 10 who last competed as a two-year old on September 3, 11 2011. A race observer noted that Teller All Gone bid,

12 dueled, and lugged in before going wrong and falling after 13 the finish line.

  • (a) IN GENERAL.—The Interstate Horseracing Act 17 of 1978 (Public Law 95–515; 15 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.) is 18 hereby repealed.
  • (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—Section 5362(10)
  • of chapter 53 of title 31, United States Code, is amend-
  • ed—
  • (1) in subparagraph (B)(iii)— 23 (A) by striking subclause (I); and 1   (B) by redesignating subclauses (II), (III),
  • and (IV) as subclauses (I), (II), and (III), re-
  • spectively;
  • (2) in subparagraph (C)(iv)— 5 (A) by striking subclause (I); and
  • (B) by redesignating subclauses (II), (III),
  • and (IV) as subclauses (I), (II), and (III), re-
  • spectively;
  • (3) by striking subparagraph (D); and 10 (4) by redesignating subparagraph (E) as sub-

11          paragraph (D).

A Tip of the Hat, Kentucky Derby Style


 Photo courtesy of goldplaited, hats by Angela Moreno

Hats. Fascinators. Chapeaus. Whatever you call them, women attending the Kentucky Derby plan what hat they will wear almost as much as which horse they will back.
Derby hats come in all shapes and sizes. Every year there are genius examples of do-it-yourself theme chapeaus that make a statement far beyond fashion. Others look like one of Cecil Beaton’s creations for the horse race in the film My Fair Lady


 Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Snyder

If you are going to the Derby or even a Derby party, how often do you get to wear a fabulous hat? Fascinators skyrocketed onto the map after Kate Middleton married Prince William. It seemed that every other woman was wearing a one. Not quite a serious broad rimmed hat and not quite a headband, fascinators broke new ground!

The question is “What’s the secret to styling a fascinator look?” Goldplaited, a finishing salon headquartered in Chicago, has been working with clients preparing their Derby looks. The salon’s owners, sisters Mary Alice and Corinna Strong, grew up in the horse-mad Genesee Valley in New York, and have been dressing for race meets since they could walk. The Goldplaited sisters are recommending two fascinator looks, hair up and hair down, for Derby day.

On model, Lauren (below), we chose an elegant, side-swept,chignon to show off her stunning color. By pulling the hair to one side, both the style and her charming green hat are on display. Chignon’s are timeless, classy and can truly be effortless. Create your own chignon by gathering your hair into a low side pony. For added texture and detail, consider curling your hair in medium sized sections while it’s in the pony tail.Twist the hair around itself as if you are forming a bun, secure with a bobby pin that closely matches your hair color. Chignons can be shaped and pinned to your desired style.


 Photo courtesy of goldplaited, hats by Angela Moreno

On model, Erin (below), we went for casual waves to perfectly compliment her bold, fun hat. Undone, beachy hair with texture will be the “it-style” for Spring and Summer and lucky for Derby fans, it looks great under a fascinator! To achieve this look, prep your wet hair with mousse for fullness and rough dry it. Add styling creme or texture spray to give your hair a little grit. Use a wand or large barrel curling iron to create the waves, we recommend curling medium to large sections of hair. To prevent flat hair, we recommend curling on the tighter side and letting the curls fall to a looser place over time.


 Photo courtesy of goldplaited, hats by Angela Moreno