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Shawn Smeallie on the Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act / Friday, January 22, 2021

The WPT team is producing podcasts (some long, some just a couple of minutes) for your enjoyment and education. The topics? Anything and everything horse racing.

To kick off the 2021 “Awesome Gems” podcast series, WPT Partner and executive director for the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, Shawn Smeallie, joins us to discuss the Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act. 

Shawn Smeallie is a long-time West Point racing Partner and he has been tireless in his efforts to improve our sport through the halls of Congress in Washington D.C. And that’s where those of us who want to see horse racing survive and prosper scored a big victory a few weeks ago with the passage of the Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act.

Shawn, founder of Washington-based American Continental Group, has been one of the main players working behind the scenes in a process of five years-plus that culminated in the new law.

Listen to Shawn talk to Jeff Lifson and Terry Finley about the long road to victory, about the new structure, and about his passion and participation in horse racing–he owns a piece of this week’s debut winner A Longlongtimeago!

2020 podcast archive (accessible to WPT Partners only)


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