Working in concert with horsemen’s associations from other states, the ITHA spearheaded our state’s adoption of a national uniform medication and drug testing policy. Once this uniform medication policy is fully implemented, Illinois will join other states in helping to make medication rules uniform across the country. A rigid and consistently enforced testing program protects the welfare of the equine athletes, jockeys and other participants in our industry.


This policy is imperative for reaffirming and preserving public confidence in our sport. It’s a sound policy and we are pleased to aid with its implementation as a function of our close collaboration with horsemen nationwide.