Update on Reporting Timelines for Post-Race Testing 

November 5, 2023

At the Breeders’ Cup World Championships

Breeders’ Cup Press Release

ARCADIA, Calif.—The Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit (HIWU) is dedicated to employing the most expansive and sensitive analytical technologies available for Pre- and Post-Race samples collected at the 2023 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The analysis of Breeders’ Cup samples is being expedited, with testing of samples from Friday races already underway at the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at UC Davis. The broad scope of testing that is being utilized requires sufficient time for completion when applied to all Post-Race samples collected. Accordingly, HIWU does not expect to report Post-Race results to the Breeders’ Cup on Monday, November 6, and Tuesday, November 7, as previously announced. HIWU’s reporting timelines for the Breeders’ Cup samples will comply with the requirements of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Anti-Doping and Medication Control Rules.

About the Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit

The Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit (HIWU) was established in 2022 by Drug Free Sport International to administer the rules and enforcement mechanisms of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s (HISA) Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) Program. The ADMC Program establishes a centralized testing and results management process that applies uniform penalties for violations efficiently and consistently across all American Thoroughbred racing jurisdictions that HISA governs. As the enforcement agency of the ADMC Program, HIWU oversees all testing processes, including the selection of horses to be tested, training of sample collection personnel, and chain of custody procedures. Additionally, HIWU is charged with industry/stakeholder education, laboratory accreditation, results management and adjudication, and investigations. For more information, please visit hiwu.org.

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