Horse Racing

HIWU ready to enforce anti-doping rules this spring

The Horseracing Welfare & Integrity Unit, a division of the International Drug Free Sports Organization, anticipates that it will begin implementing the Agency’s Integrity and Drug Control and Anti-Doping and Integrity Program Horseracing on March 27, 2023, pending approval of ADMC rules submitted to the Federal Trade Commission last month and published on the Federal Register on January 26.

Rules are available for public comment on Federal Registration until February 9.

With HIWU acting as an independent enforcement agency for the ADMC Program, thoroughbred race participants in all states under HISA jurisdiction will operate under uniform rules of drug, testing, and control. testing and testing procedures, laboratory standards, results management schedules, and sanctions for violations. HIWU will also lead a national investigative unit.

“HIWU is honored to have been placed in charge of managing the unified ADMC program, the first country in the U.S. Thoroughbred Championship, and we are ready to begin implementation this spring,” said Ben Mosier, chief executive officer. said by HIWU. “To facilitate the transition, we will continue to engage and support industry stakeholders across the country.

“Under the ADMC Program, all Thoroughbred race participants will be able to feel confident that they are competing on a level playing field that promotes the integrity of the sport and enhances well-being. for the horse.”

Registration for

In addition to scheduled appearances at the Racing Investigative Foundation’s Annual Training Conference in Tucson, Ariz., next month, HIWU staff will continue to hold face-to-face and virtual meetings with participants in the race. industries affected by the ADMC Program. Interested individuals can also find a growing library of educational resources, including materials in Spanish, at

HIWU’s group continues to expand and interested individuals should visit to see available positions.

About the Horseracing Welfare & Integrity Unit
Horseracing’s Welfare and Integrity Unit was established in 2022 by Drug Free Sport International to administer the rules and enforcement mechanisms of the Agency’s Drug Control and Anti-Doping Program for Riding Safety and Integrity. horse. The ADMC program will create a centralized inspection and results management process, and effectively and consistently apply uniform penalties for violations across all racing jurisdictions. American Thoroughbred vehicles managed by HISA. HIWU will oversee testing, educate stakeholders about the new program, accredit laboratories, investigate potential violations, and prosecute any such violations.

This press release has been edited by BloodHorse Staff for content and style.


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