WHOA is a group of over 1,100 like-minded Owners, Breeders, Trainers, Jockeys, Equine Practitioners, Industry Professionals, Handicappers and Racing Fans who stand united against the permissive use of race day drugs.
American horse racing needs uniform and clean rules banning drugs on race day to ensure that every horse runs healthy and sound, on his natural ability.
No industry group has the power to mandate conformity and uniformity in the 38 racing jurisdictions in the U.S.
WHOA supports federal legislation to appoint USADA, an independent, non-profit agency, with the authority to develop and enforce a quality anti-doping program in U.S. racing, bringing transparency, uniformity and integrity back to our sport.
USADA is NOT a government agency. The proposed legislation does NOT create a federal racing office. It does NOT include ANY federal regulation or intervention. It is NOT federally funded.