Lisa Lazarus Talks HISA On Eve Of Drug Program Launch

After a series of false starts, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act's (HISA) signature anti-doping and medication control (ADMC) program is now set to go into effect Monday. On Friday, TDN spoke with HISA CEO Lisa Lazarus on a variety of topics including the launch of HISA's signature drug control program, operational expenses, the Forte situation, Kentucky Derby week and Texas. The following is a very lightly edited version of that interview. TDN: Last week, the TDN published a story on the headwinds facing the Texas racing industry. In it,...

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At 1-Month Mark For Drug Control, HISA Braces Industry For Changes

Four weeks out from the anticipated effective date for the Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program (ADMC), the Authority overseeing the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) is stepping up its awareness campaign so industry participants can be properly prepared for a sweeping change in regulatory protocols. "We are officially on the one-month countdown to what we are confident will be the launch of our ADMC program on Mar. 27," Lisa Lazarus, the chief executive officer for the HISA Authority, said during a Monday video press conference. "Everyone is sort of...

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