Pending Model Rule Proposals

Next Meeting: Friday, April 16, 2021 - Noon (Eastern)

Mandatory DQ of Horses (Active)

The current ARCI Penalty Guidelines permit racing officials to consider mitigating circumstances as to whether a horse with a positive test for a prohibited drug should be disqualified. While horses found to have a prohibited drug in their system are usually DQ’d, the penalty guidelines do permit the Stewards to mitigate that action and allow…

Classification of Dextrorphan (Active)

Dextrorphan is a substance currently unclassified in the ARCI’s Uniform Classification of Foreign Substances.Dextrorphan is a metabolite of dextromethorphan (4/B), a cough suppressant that is commercially available with FDA-approved for human use in over-the-counter, tablet and oral syrup formulations (e.g. Robitussin DM). It is a component of combination products (e.g. Mucinex) with guaifenesin (4/C), an…

Lasix Penalties in Non-Lasix Races (Active)

As more jurisdictions conduct select races where furosemide is not permitted to be administered on Raceday, there is a need to recommend a penalty when the medication is found in a post race sample of a horse participating in a non-lasix race. The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has made a proposal and it is…

Pick-(n) Pools (Pending)

The ARCI Pari-Mutuel Auditors Committee is working on a rewrite of ARCI-004-105 (G) – Pick-(n) Pools. A discussion proposal was put forth by Steve May of the Minnesota Racing Commission and discussed by the ARCI Pari-Mutuel Auditors Committee on February 2, 2021. The draft reflects the work effort of staff from several commissions and the…

Cobalt Threshold (Active)

UPDATE: The RCI Model Rules Committee heard a presentation of this matter at its 12/2020 meeting. The matter was assessed by the RCI Scientific Advisory Group on February 18, 2021 and no recommendation was made after much discussion. The current long standing threshold is based on an RMTC recommendation that relied on a research project…

Proposed USTA/HRMC medication policy changes for standardbred racing. (Pending)

4/7/2021 UPDATE: The ARCI Scientific Advisory Group met on February 18, 2021 to review a peer reviewed published study by Dr. Ken McKeever et. al, suggested a testing threshold for clenbuterol in standardbred contests. There was a debate within the committee as to the applicability of the findings of this research and, as such, the…

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