HIWU announces March 27 as anticipated enforcement date for HISA medication program

Columbus, OH –¬†In an announcement on Monday (Jan. 30), the¬†Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit announced that it is planning for a March 27 starting date for their enforcement of HISA’s drug and medication program.

According to the HIWU press release, “The Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit (HIWU), a division of Drug Free Sport International, is anticipating that it will begin enforcement of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s (HISA) Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) Program on March 27, 2023, pending approval of the ADMC rules submitted to the Federal Trade Commission last month and published to the Federal Register on Jan. 26.

“The rules are available for public comment on the Federal Register through Feb. 9.

“With HIWU serving as the independent enforcement agency for the ADMC Program, Thoroughbred racing participants in all states under HISA’s jurisdiction will operate under uniform medication rules, test barn and testing procedures, laboratory standards, results management timelines, and sanctions for violations. HIWU will also direct a national investigations unit.”

To read the complete HIWU press release, click here.

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