Anti-Doping And Medication Program: THA Releases Four-Page Handbook Highlighting Impactful Changes - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Anti-Doping And Medication Program: THA Releases Four-Page Handbook Highlighting Impactful Changes

The Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association issued a reminder to owners and trainers Wednesday that, barring any further judicial rulings, HISA's Anti-Doping and Medication Program (ADMC) regulations will go into effect May 22, 2023.

In an effort to assist our horsemen and women in complying with the ADMC, the THA has produced a four-page handbook that includes the Withdrawal Guidelines provided by the RMTC, as well as highlighting some of the more impactful changes.

Click here for the Quick Reference Guide for the Anti-Doping and Medication Program. 

The handbook does not include a complete list of the changes. For all ADMC Program rules, click here.

Please be aware that the samples collected from any horse working off the Vet's List will be tested to the same standards as a post-race sample, and any positive test will result in the same penalties as a post-race positive.


Dr. Mary Scollay has provided the PowerPoint Presentation from her seminar on the ADMC Program for review. There is also a recording of an earlier seminar on HorsemenU – just register for a free HorsemenU account and you can view the recording online.

Dr. Scollay – PowerPoint Presentation

Dr. Scollay – Recorded Seminar 

If you have any questions about the Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program, Dr. Scollay has invited horsemen and women to contact her. Her contact information is below:

Email: [email protected]; Telephone: (859) 489-7677

Click here for information on “How to Manage Your HISA Account”

If you have other questions or comments, you can contact:

Lisa Lazarus, Chief Executive Officer, [email protected]

Ann McGovern, Dir. Racetrack Safety, [email protected]

Dr. Jennifer Durenberger, Dir. Equine Safety & Welfare, [email protected]

Marc Guilfoil, Dir. Stewarding & State Racing Commission Relations, [email protected]

HOUSE CLEANING: Dr. Scollay advises trainers to give your barn, tack room and feed room a “house cleaning.” Ensure that all medications are properly labeled and stored, and remove any banned substances from your premises. Contact Dr. Scollay if you have a question about any supplements you may be using – you can text her a photo of the label to (859) 489-7677 to help determine if it is considered a banned substance.

Paulick Report Icon

Receive daily headlines, breaking news alerts, promotions, and much more!

Become An Insider

Support our journalism and access bonus content on our Patreon stream

Learn More