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RMTC On "Substances Of Concern"

July 2, 2013:

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) Tactical Research Committee has reviewed data from laboratory analysis of two substances of concern in racing that have been marketed as powerfully effective on

RCI: Attorneys Support Enhanced Penalties For Multiple Infractions

June 10, 2013:

The Racing Commissioners International (RCI) Regulatory Attorneys Committee has advanced a proposal to enhance penalties for trainers with multiple drug violations similar to the approach taken by the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines that imposes an additional penalty to an underlying violation based on multiple on

RCI: Progress On Medication Reform

June 5, 2013:

The president of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) said today that a survey of U.S. racing regulatory jurisdictions shows that the adoption of RCI’s uniform medication policy for racing is advancing in every region of the on

Bill May Weaken Anti-Doping Efforts

May 2, 2013:

Reports of federal legislation to be introduced next week in the United Stated have raised concerns that the bill being considered would weaken the current anti-doping program in horse on

Ward Named RCI Board Chairman-Elect

May 1, 2013:

John T. Ward, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Board, was recently chosen as the Chairman-Elect of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) Board of on

Uniform Drug Testing Policy Approved

April 2, 2013:

"For years we have talked about uniformity but today is the first day that we can say there is agreement as to what constitutes a violation." on

RMTC Adopts Therapeutic Medication Withdrawal Times, Addresses Stacking

March 21, 2013:

At its March 19 meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors adopted recommendations for thresholds and withdrawal times for four therapeutic medications identified by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI). The recommendations were for procaine penicillin, lidocaine, detomidine and on

Drug Testing Solidarity Displayed

March 12, 2013:

In a bold move towards the uniform regulation of medication and drug testing in North American racing, the regulators of eight states in the Mid Atlantic and Northeast United States have committed to implement a uniform medication and drug testing program. The agreement, spearheaded by the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (THA), represents the most dramatic change in medication regulation and testing in the last 50 years and could pave the way for national on

Regulators Meet On Medication Rules

March 4, 2013:

Regulators from 24 North American racing jurisdictions met today via conference call to discuss new Model Medication Rules set to be adopted by Racing Commissioners International (RCI) on

Harness Racing Congress Begins

March 2, 2013:

The first day of the sixth Harness Racing Congress, held Saturday morning (March 2) at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was filled with panel discussions on government relations, medication research and casino on

Duncan Patterson New RCI Chairman

January 14, 2013:

The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) announced today that W. Duncan Patterson is the new Chairman of the on

CPMA Notice Re: RCI Medication Rules

December 19, 2012:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) issued the following memorandum to the Provincial Regulatory Bodies on Wednesday regarding the Racing Commissioners International (RCI) Medication on

Modifications To Medication Rules

December 17, 2012:

The Board of Directors of Racing Commissions International (RCI) has voted to move forward with a major revision of the association’s model medication rules for horse on

RCI: Racing Cleaner Than Olympics

July 24, 2012:

Noting that the Olympic Games commencing this week in London permit some athletes to compete with performance enhancing drugs in their systems, Ed Martin, President of Racing Commissioners International (RCI), today urged the games to disclose the names of the affected athletes, the competitions they are in, and the drugs in their on

Harness Regulators Move Toward Uniformity

June 22, 2012:

Standardbred racing regulators from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware said that they would work to harmonize regional racing rules and explore implementation of time-based limits on medication administration following a meeting at The Meadowlands prompted by calls for uniformity by Meadowlands operator Jeff on

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