Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit Website Now Live
The Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit (HIWU), which was established by Drug Free Sport International to administer the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s (HISA) Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) Program, announced today that it has formally launched its website at hiwu.org.
The current version of the website features a section dedicated to educational resources about the components of the ADMC Program. The content, which will include bilingual materials, will increase in the weeks and months ahead to assist all stakeholders in the Thoroughbred industry in advance of the ADMC Program’s implementation on January 1, 2023, and beyond. Future website updates will introduce a Prohibited Substances database as a reference tool and a searchable list of sanctions imposed on Covered Persons or Covered Horses for ADMC Program violations.
Viewers will also find information about HIWU’s team and responsibilities as the enforcement agency for HISA’s ADMC Program, answers to frequently asked questions about HIWU, recent HIWU news, and a link to the full ADMC Program regulations submitted for approval to the Federal Trade Commission.
“Our goal is for the HIWU website to serve as a comprehensive and dynamic resource for the Thoroughbred industry so that everyone feels prepared for the ADMC Program, and we are excited for its further expansion,” said Ben Mosier, executive director of HIWU.
About the Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit
The Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit (HIWU) was established in 2022 by Drug Free Sport International to administer the rules and enforcement mechanisms of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s (HISA) Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) Program. The ADMC Program, which will be effective as of January 1, 2023, will create a centralized testing and results management process and apply uniform penalties for violations efficiently and consistently across all American Thoroughbred racing jurisdictions that HISA governs. HIWU will oversee testing, educate stakeholders on the new program, accredit laboratories, investigate potential violations, and prosecute any such violations.
About Drug Free Sport International
Drug Free Sport International is a worldwide leader in the sport drug testing industry. Drug Free Sport International administers comprehensive drug testing programs, manages national and international collections, develops drug testing policies, and provides educational services to a wide range of professional and amateur athletics organizations around the world. Its highly educated, experienced, and diverse staff is committed to quality, technical innovation, and maintaining the most extensive network of highly trained and certified sport drug testing collectors in the industry.