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New Clenbuterol Rules Now In Effect

August 25, 2015:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has issued an important reminder to the Canadian horse racing industry that a significant change to the elimination guideline for Clenbuterol will come into effect September 1. The change states that the current elimination guideline for Clenbuterol will be increased from 72 hours to 168 hours (seven days)....read on

Commission Adjusts Qualifying Rules

July 30, 2015:

At its meeting on Wednesday, July 30, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approved a revised SB Rule on qualifying times, effective August 1, 2015....read on

Pool Rule Changes Announced

July 24, 2015:

On July 16, the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) Board of Directors adopted a proposal to amend the RCI Model Rules for changes to the Pick (n) Pool....read on

New Fair Start Rule In Indiana

July 24, 2015:

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously at its regular meeting on Wednesday (July 15) to adopt a Fair Start rule for the Standardbred racing program at Hoosier Park. With its adoption, Indiana becomes the first racing commission in the United States to implement this type of standard....read on

Ohio Committee Passes Whip Rules

June 23, 2015:

Harness racing drivers in Ohio face stiffer penalties and more restrictions on the use of whips under a new rule that passed through the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review on Monday, June 23....read on

Ontario To Test For Cobalt

June 3, 2015:

At its meeting on May 28, 2015, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approved a General Directive ordering that all horses that have been selected to provide an Official Sample (blood) as defined by the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) will also be tested for cobalt....read on

Rules Of Standardbred Racing Amended

May 7, 2015:

At a meeting of the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) on March 26, 2015, the Rules of Standardbred Racing 2012 were amended with revisions for Racing Under Saddle (RUS)....read on

Ohio Pushing For Whipping Changes

April 2, 2015:

It has been reported that the Ohio Racing Commission has adopted new rules in regard to the whipping of horses in races....read on

Meadowlands’ New Multiple-Entries Rule

October 31, 2014:

Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced that starting with the 2014-2015 season at the East Rutherford, NJ oval there will be a new condition attached to all late and early-closer finals that limits the number of horses a trainer can enter into the final of those events....read 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 Rules....read 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 racing....read on

MPHRC Seeks Rule Change Submissions

November 7, 2012:

The Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission has issued a request for submissions for changes to MPHRC rules....read on

Strict Medication Rules Unveiled, Urged

March 30, 2012:

“As we have said many times before, The Jockey Club believes that the overuse of medication endangers our human and equine athletes, threatens the integrity of our sport and erodes consumer confidence in our game. Horses should compete only when they are free from the influence of medication, and these reformed rules represent a giant step toward achieving that goal.”...read on

RCI Considers Bute Rule Change

September 10, 2010:

The Model Rules Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) will meet via conference call on Friday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m. EDT to consider the recommendation to lower the recommended threshold for phenylbutazone (bute)...read on

Jug Limited To 24 Starters In 2012

September 1, 2010:

Starting in 2012, for the 67th Little Brown Jug, the maximum number of starters allowed will be 24...read on


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