Owners and trainers are invited to participate in South Florida seminars on the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program, presented by Dr. Mary Scollay, Chief of Science for the Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit (HIWU). The first seminar will be held in the Sport of Kings (next to Ten Palms on the second floor, up the Northside elevator/escalator) at Gulfstream Park on Monday, March 13, beginning at 11 a.m.; the second seminar will be held in the Trainers’ Lounge at Palm Meadows on Tuesday, March 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. The seminars will be offered for in-person participation only.
Dr. Scollay will discuss the details of the Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program, with a PowerPoint presentation followed by a Q&A session. The ADMC Program is scheduled to go into effect March 27, 2023.
HIWU was established by Drug Free Sport International to administer the ADMC Program for HISA. Scollay was hired in October 2022 to oversee HISA’s lab accreditation program. She is charged with prioritizing research development into prohibited substances and engaging with veterinary scientists, pharmacologists, and others in the Thoroughbred industry.
Scollay and her team also will manage a prohibited substances database that will be available for industry stakeholders to use as a reference tool. Scollay previously served as Executive Director of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium. She directed the advancement of world-class laboratory drug-testing standards, promotion of RMTC-recommended rules and penalties for prohibited substances and therapeutic medications, monitoring of emerging threats to the integrity of racing and the health and welfare of racehorses, and administrative oversight of RMTC-funded research projects and educational programs. Scollay also served 11 years as the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Equine Medical Director.
Additional information on HIWU is available at hiwu.org