May 28, 2023
HISA Announces Members of HIWU Internal Trial Panel

The Horseracing Integrity and Security Authority and Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit introduced on March 24 who will serve on the Inside Jurisdiction Panel, which is able to hearken to Managed Drug Rule Violation Circumstances as a part of HISA’s Anti-Doping and Drug Management Program. Managed Drug Rule Violations are outlined in Rule Collection 3000: Anti-Doping in Equine and Managed Medication Protocol.

IAP members are appointed for four-year phrases by mutual settlement of HISA and HIWU and function unbiased contractors for each organizations. The people chosen, together with authorities officers, have been chosen due to their deep equine regulatory expertise. Authorities officers shall be prohibited from taking part in litigation arising from their employment standing. All members of the IAP will obtain coaching in HISA’s adjudication processes beneath the ADMC Program previous to listening to instances and should full persevering with schooling yearly to take care of their eligibility for service.

“We’re excited by the group we have assembled to listen to concerning the Managed Drug Rule Violation instances, which we count on to be the commonest forms of instances beneath the ADMC Program,” stated Ben Mosier, HIWU’s govt director. “With their in depth and numerous expertise in equine regulation, we’re assured they may act pretty and persistently all through the proceedings.”

“Given HISA’s distinction between drug overuse and doping violations for the primary time in our sport, the Inside Judgment Panel will play an necessary function within the implementation of the ADMC Program,” stated Lisa Lazarus, HISA CEO. “Due to this fact, I’m excited by the depth of data and experience that every particular person who chooses to serve on the panel will convey to our judging processes for the good thing about all the racing group.”

Further data on service necessities within the IAP and adjudication procedures for Managed Medicines Rule Violations could be present in HISA’s ADMC Program rules, Rule Collection 7000: Arbitration Procedures.


Members of the IAP, with their “prohibited states” for hearings in parentheses, if any, are as follows:

Rick Abbott (Pennsylvania) He spent 40 years as a Thoroughbred British gross sales consultant and was a member of the Pennsylvania State Horseracing Fee from 1996 to 2009. He chairs the Appeals and Overview Committee of the Nationwide Steeplechase Affiliation.

Eddie Arroyo (Illinois) is a former jockey and served as a senior authorities official representing the Illinois Race Board for 32 years. He spent 5 years as vice chairman and president of Arlington Park and in addition served as basic supervisor of Sportsman’s Park for 5 years. Arroyo is a board member of the Race Officers Accreditation Program and is a Pete Pederson Award winner.

Lisa Blackstone He serves as vice chairman of the Arabian Horse Affiliation, chairman of the USA Equestrian Federation Ethics Committee, and co-chair of the USEF Listening to Committee. The listening to committee chairs horse present rule violations, together with drug abuses and equine welfare points. Blackstone is a founding member of the Georgia State Bar Affiliation’s Horse Legislation Division.

barbara borden (Kentucky) was first licensed as a Kentucky steward in 1993 and was appointed head steward in April 2012, a place that the Kentucky Horseracing Fee presently holds. He participates within the Kentucky Horseracing Fee’s License Overview, Guidelines and Rules, and Security and Integrity Committees. Starting his racetrack profession working with horses at numerous tracks across the nation, Borden has held quite a few racing official positions, together with license supervisor, probation barn assistant, horse identifier and supervisor of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Growth Fund.

Patricia Archer (Indiana) He’s a 2017 graduate of Godolphin Flying Begin and has 15 years of expertise within the horse racing trade. He has labored in backstretching and racing places of work in quite a lot of capacities and is presently a state officer with the Indiana Horseracing Fee.

Lori Dinoto (Ohio) educated, owned and educated Thoroughbred racehorses for 20 years earlier than turning into a race official in 2014. He presently works as a butler at Mahoning Valley Raceway and JACK Thistledown.

Connie Estes (New Mexico), Texas Racing Fee in quite a lot of roles, together with licensing officer, officer, licensing director, interim govt director, and assistant director of operations. As assistant director, he oversaw all runway personnel, together with veterinarians, stewards, licensing officers, inspectors and inspectors. Estes labored as a state guard for the New Mexico Racing Fee and as a safety guard for the Breeders’ Cup.

Hilary fordeHF Seek the advice of Sports activities Legislation director focuses on equine and sports activities regulation and has greater than 12 years of expertise in equine sports activities in anti-doping management and pesticides. Born in Eire, he presently serves as a court docket clerk with the Worldwide Equestrian Sports activities Federation, along with different sports activities regulation advisory duties at numerous worldwide sports activities governing our bodies.

John Herbuveaux (California) California Horse Racing Board member since 1983 and Pete Pedersen Award winner.

Duncan Patterson (Delaware) He has been concerned in horse racing for over 50 years as a coach, beginner steeplechase, proprietor, and steward for the NSA. He has been a racing commissioner since 1988. Patterson is presently chairman of the Delaware Thoroughbred British Racing Fee, chair of the Worldwide Affiliation of Racing Commissioners’ Drug Testing Requirements and Practices Committee, and a member of the NSA Stewards’ Advisory Committee.

Diane Pitts He practiced companies, partnership and securities regulation earlier than turning into concerned within the administration of equestrian sports activities by the USA Three-Day Competitors Affiliation and the USEF. He’s nonetheless on the board of administrators of the second group. In 2022, Pitts was re-elected to a second time period as a member of the FEI Tribunal, which has jurisdiction to listen to allegations of equine doping, equine abuse, safety and harassment.

Erika Riedl He has in depth expertise in sports activities regulation, integrity and governance. From 2012 to 2020, he served as a clerk on the FEI Court docket, the place he managed greater than 250 instances, together with these associated to human and equine anti-doping. Riedl has acted as a referee and panel member in numerous sports activities disciplinary our bodies and is an accredited mediator by the Middle for Efficient Dispute Decision.

Kim Sawyer (California) He has been licensed within the racing trade since 1968 and has held quite a lot of roles together with jockey, coach, pioneer, barn tester and race attendant. He has been accredited as a steward since 1999 and has been employed by the California Horse Racing Board since 2005. He obtained the Pete Pederson Award in 2019.

Eric Smith (Indiana) is a ROAP Degree I licensed straight race official. He’s presently a senior authorities official with the Indiana Horseracing Fee and has labored in Illinois, Virginia, West Virginia and New Mexico and for ARCI.

Edward Weiss (California) is an arbitrator, mediator and listening to officer with 35 years of authorized and litigation expertise. He has served as a solicitor in non-public follow, assistant US legal professional, and basic counsel for Ticketmaster.

This press launch was edited by the BloodHorse Staff by way of content material and magnificence.

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