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The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: Crunch Time For HISA Launch

There are just four weeks until the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority – the non-governmental organization created by a federal law passed by Congress in December 2020 – officially launches its Racetrack Safety Program on July 1 (an Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023).

This means, for the first time, all Thoroughbred racing states will be required to adhere to national rules and all tracks must go through an accreditation process on integrity and safety issues that are designed to protect equine and human athletes. When the Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program goes into effect next year, U.S. racing will for the first time have national rules on medication, testing and enforcement.

Lisa Lazarus, chief executive officer for the Authority, and HISA general counsel John Roach join Ray Paulick and bloodstock editor Joe Nevills in this week's Friday Show to answer some frequently asked questions industry participants and fans may have as the July 1 deadline approaches.

Foremost among the priorities for Lazarus and Roach is getting individuals who are currently licensed by state racing commissions to register as “covered persons,” on the www.hisaus.org website. All Thoroughbreds currently in training at racetracks or licensed training facilities are also required to be registered as “covered horses.”

Lazarus and Roach discuss these and other issues as HISA prepares for its launch.

Watch this week's episode of The Friday Show below:

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