OwnerView to Host Webinar on Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority

March 21, 2023

The Jockey Club Press Release

OwnerView announced today that it has added a panel to its Virtual Thoroughbred Owner Conference series to provide information for owners about the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) and its Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program (ADMC), which goes into effect March 27.

The Zoom webinar will be held on Thursday, March 23, at 12:30 p.m. ET and last about one hour. Participating in the webinar will be Lisa Lazarus, chief executive officer of HISA, and David Ingordo, a Thoroughbred owner and bloodstock agent. Attendees will be able to ask questions through Zoom’s Q&A feature, and the questions will be answered toward the end of the webinar.

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, which was signed into law in December 2020, established HISA as an independent agency to draft and enforce uniform safety and integrity rules in Thoroughbred racing in the United States.

HISA’s Racetrack Safety Program rules and regulations were approved by the Federal Trade Commission and implemented on July 1, 2022.

“We are pleased to assist the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority with helping Thoroughbred owners learn about its Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program,” said Gary Falter, project manager for OwnerView. “It is great for the sport to finally have uniformity in its racetrack safety and medication programs and for all owners to be racing under the same rules and regulations, regardless of the venue.”

Interested individuals can sign up for the virtual conference at OwnerView.com or send an email to Gary Falter, gfalter@jockeyclub.com. The webinar will be recorded and made available on the OwnerView YouTube channel for those who cannot attend the live session.

OwnerView is a joint effort spearheaded by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to encourage ownership of Thoroughbreds and provide accurate information on aspects of ownership such as trainers, public racing syndicates, the process of purchasing and owning a Thoroughbred, racehorse retirement, and owner licensing.

The need for a central resource to encourage Thoroughbred ownership was identified in the comprehensive economic study of the sport that was commissioned by The Jockey Club and conducted by McKinsey & Company in 2011. The OwnerView site was launched in May 2012.

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