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Selected from a pool of almost 200 applicants, the Next Generation Advisory Group will consist of 16 new members who represent a broad range of views and experiences across the American horse racing community, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) announced Monday.

The group will start in April and will convene monthly to provide feedback on the implementation and evolution of HISA’s various regulations, including racetrack safety and anti-doping and medication regulations. Among this group of 16 are horsemen, veterinarians, jockeys, horseplayers, representatives from horsemen’s groups, racing offices and racing syndicates. They will serve in 18-36 month terms to stagger changes in group composition.

Those selected were: Waqas Ahmed, deputy executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KRHC); Keith Asmussen, rider and eldest son of Steve Asmussen; Joe Bianca, ownership advisor for West Point Thoroughbreds and former editor/podcast host at the TDN; Marc Broady, executive director of the Maryland Thoroughbred Racetrack Operating Authority; Eric DeCoster, assistant racing secretary at Prairie Meadows and racing official at Oaklawn Park; Devon Dougherty, assistant trainer for Christophe Clement; Dr. Tatiana Fraguela, racetrack veterinarian based at Churchill Downs and Oaklawn Park and jockey Tyler Gaffalione.

Also selected were Jeffrey A. Matty, Jr., executive director of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association at Parx; Katie Miranda, co-owner of HorseOlogy and owner of White Lilac 2-year-old Consignment; Tyler Peeples, handicapper and owner; Courtney Reid, senior director of racing and industry relations for Breeders’ Cup Limited; trainer Lindsay Schultz; Brianne Sharp, marketing and research coordinator for Godolphin; Sam Houston track announcer and handicapper Nick Tammaro; and Najja Thompson, executive director of New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. and a member on several various boards.

“Thank you to everyone who applied for the Next Generation Advisory Group,” said CEO Lisa Lazarus. “HISA remains dedicated to preserving our sport for generations to come, and the sheer number of applicants alone has been an incredible sign of support for a successful future. We are thrilled to have such diverse perspectives, vast experience and impressive qualifications across our industry advisory groups.”

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