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Third-Party Lasix Approved In California

June 2, 2017:

The State of California has officially approved rules establishing that race-day medication must be administered by independent veterinary professionals – further aligning California with the national uniform medication program....read on

Changed Rules Now In Effect

March 31, 2017:

As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced changes to the Rules of Racing and policy reforms on March 16, 2017, and released the Directives for those changes on March 21, 2017....read on

Human Alcohol & Drug Program Changes

March 24, 2017:

After consulting the horse racing participants and researching best practices in other jurisdictions, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to advise that revisions have been made to the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing (the Rules) effective April 1, 2017 to reflect changes made to the Human Alcohol and Drug Program...read on

New Scratching Rule At Saratoga

March 23, 2017:

As of Thursday (March 23), Saratoga Casino & Hotel has a new policy for horses scratching out from Post 7 or 8....read on

AGCO Releases Rule Change Directives

March 21, 2017:

As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is releasing the following Directives as part of an initial series of rule changes, which will be effective on April 1, 2017....read on

AGCO Unveils Rule Changes

March 16, 2017:

As part of ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to announce an initial series of rule changes and policy reforms stemming from an extensive engagement effort to modernize the agency’s regulatory approach and better support Ontario’s horse racing industry....read on

Support For Unified Rules

February 23, 2017:

Participants from across the nation have backed Standardbred Canada's call for a national set of rules and regulations for the country's harness racing industry....read on

Last Call: National Rules Survey

February 6, 2017:

Standardbred Canada is launching a national vote on whether our members want to see one set of rules for all racing in Canada...read on

ARCI Model Pool Rule Changes

December 12, 2016:

On Monday, December 12, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency issued a memorandum to provincial regulatory bodies, Canadian horse racing associations and horsepeople’s groups regarding RCI model pool rule changes....read on

Support For Centralized Drug Rules

December 6, 2016:

The results of twenty-eight focus groups and an in-depth survey of industry stakeholders reveal widespread support for the creation of a centralized rule making entity accountable to the existing racing commissions reorganized into a multi-jurisdictional entity (interstate compact)....read on

Final AGCO Roundtable In Ottawa

December 5, 2016:

The final AGCO roundtable with horsepeople on a review of the Rules of Racing will take place on Monday, December 12 at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Model Rules Modifications Approved

September 19, 2016:

An updated version (6.3) of the ARCI’s Model Rules of Racing is now available on the association’s website on the Model Rules and Standards page....read on

Rules Amended In New York State

August 9, 2016:

On Tuesday, August 9, the New York State Gaming Commission announced the adoption of three amendments relating to the use of hopples, coupled entries, and claiming rules....read on

Sample Residue Release Policy Revised

August 3, 2016:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) has reviewed its document, 'CPMA Policy Paper P-006, Sample Residue Release' and revised the policy to add greater clarity....read on

Out-Of-Competition Rule Revision Efforts

July 15, 2016:

The Model Rules Committee of the ARCI has moved closer to a revision of the Model Rules to facilitate an expansion of out-of-competition testing by forming a subgroup of regulators involving several industry organizations to address what have been identified as deficiencies in a proposal submitted by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium that had widespread at their last meeting....read on


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