David Howman, who has served as director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) since 2003, will share insights on the creation of the World Anti-Doping Code and the organization’s successful efforts in bringing international consistency to anti-doping policies and regulations when he addresses Thoroughbred racing delegates from all over the world at the Pan Am Conference in New York City, New York, on June 5.
The Jockey Club (the breed registry for Thoroughbreds in North America) and the Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) are co-hosting the conference. It begins June 3 and concludes Saturday, June 6, with the running of the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel of racing’s Triple Crown.
“Anti-doping regulation is a critical component for any country striving to maintain a successful horse racing industry, and we are honored to have someone with David’s experience in the international arena share his thoughts and strategies with our attendees,” said Ogden Mills Phipps, chairman of The Jockey Club.
Howman added, “I thoroughly look forward to speaking at the Pan Am Conference this summer. The WADA model is a successful example of how best to bring consistency to anti-doping policies and regulations across all countries and all sports. I look forward to sharing my insight on how WADA has combatted doping in sport when I address the international racing community in New York City in June.”
Howman was an original WADA Foundation board member representing Oceania and served as the chair of the WADA Legal Committee. In addition, he served as the chair of the independent observer team at the Winter Olym