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Medication, Welfare Round Table Planned

January 23, 2015:

The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) and the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) will jointly hold a major racing industry round table and conference on equine welfare and medication policy on April 21-23, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Resort in Tampa, Florida....read on

McKeever To Scientific Advisory Board

January 6, 2015:

Kenneth H. McKeever, Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University and Associate Director-Research, at the Rutgers Equine Science Center, was recently appointed to the Association of Racing Commissioners International's (RCI) new Scientific Advisory Board....read on

Pentafecta Model Rules Amended

January 6, 2015:

On December 22, 2014, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) released a Memorandum to Provincial Regulatory bodies noting the ARCI Board approval of an amendment to the Model Rules for the Pentafecta. As the CPMA memo advises, this type of bet is now available to Canadian race-course associations....read on

Tighter Rules On Drug Compounds

January 6, 2015:

In an effort to strengthen rules to combat the use of illegally compounded medications in racing, regulators are taking steps to ensure that commissions have adequate authority to sanction licensees who violate existing federal restrictions limiting the use of such substances....read on

Model Rules Affirmed

August 25, 2014:

On Monday, August 25, the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) issued a media advisory to address any confusion that may have arisen from its press release dated August 20 in regard to the stacking of multiple Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)....read on

Bigger Penalties For NSAID Stacking?

August 21, 2014:

The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) has voted to increase penalties for the detection of multiple Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, commonly known as NSAIDs....read on

"The Numbers Don't Lie"

August 8, 2014:

The results of anti-doping drugs tests conducted in 2013 by state racing commissions, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, and the World Anti-Doping Agency are “virtually identical” according to an analysis of all pertinent testing results....read on

Regulators Weigh Cobalt Options

August 5, 2014:

North American racing regulators have decided to consider the results of two scientific research studies that have been commissioned to help detect the deliberate administration of cobalt in racehorses before making a formal recommendation of a regulatory testing limit to commission testing....read on

Trainers Support Medication Phase Out

August 5, 2014:

A group of 25 Thoroughbred trainers have announced that they support the phasing out of race-day medication, starting with the two-year-olds of the 2015 season of racing....read on

What If A-Rod Was A Horse?

July 7, 2014:

“Those who bet on baseball games in Vegas may want to shift their action to [horse] racing.”...read on

Ind. To Adopt National Medication Rules

May 1, 2014:

Indiana on Wednesday became the latest state to adopt all of the national uniform medication rules, penalties and testing reforms developed by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and adopted as model rules by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI)....read on

ARCI Medication Schedule Updated

April 17, 2014:

Please be advised that the ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule has been updated....read on

Ward Named RCI Chair

April 15, 2014:

A Hall of Fame Thoroughbred trainer, longtime horse owner, and a leading regulatory veterinarian are the new officers of the Association of Racing Commissioners International for 2014-2015, RCI President Ed Martin announced today....read on

RCI: Government Can Aid Integrity Battle

April 8, 2014:

"The failure of the federal government to enforce its laws is making our job harder."...read on

NTRA, 50 Other Industry Organizations Call For Adoption Of Uniform Rules

October 3, 2013:

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) sent a letter to pari-mutuel regulators earlier this week urging them to adopt uniform national reforms addressing much-needed changes to medication regulation, enforcement and laboratory testing. The letter was co-signed by more than 50 racetracks and industry organizations....read on


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