Attn. Horsemen: Dr. Scollay to Host Open Q&A Feb 21 at Laurel Park

February 10, 2023

Dr. Mary Scollay. (Courtesy of MTHA)

MTHA News Release

OWNINGS MILLS, Md.—The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Jockey Club will be hosting an open forum for horsemen with Dr. Mary Scollay, Chief of Science for the Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit to discuss the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program.

Trainers, owners and other interested persons are encouraged to attend the event, which will be held:

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 at 11 a.m. in the Conference Area located adjacent the Carriage Room in the Laurel Park grandstand.

Scollay will make a Powerpoint presentation and will stay for a question-and-answer period.

Although everyone is strongly encouraged to attend in-person, the event will also be open to participants to join in on the discussion online via ZOOM Webinar. Pre-registration is required for all online attendees. Click to register for Webinar

After registering using the link above, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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.

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