Pending Model Rule Proposals

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 5, 2018 1:45pm-3:45pm, Hot Springs, Arkansas USA

Quarter Horse Jockey Weights

The ARCI has received a petition (below) submitted jointly by the American Quarter Horse Association and The Jockeys Guild.    Anyone wishing to comment in writing should email their comments to   2018 02 29 QH Weights Petition AQHA TJG

Concussion Protocol & Return to Ride Protocol

The Jockey’s Guild has proposed amendments to  ARCI-007-020 Facilities And Equipment dealing with qualifications of track medical personnel and proscribing uniform concussion protocols and a return to ride protocol. On February 22, 2018, the ARCI Rider and Driver Safety Committee met via conference call and voted to advance this proposal to the Model Rules Committee.…

Proposed Limits on Recreational Substances

The ARCI has received a proposal from NAARV (North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians) concerning interim screening limits on recreational substances.   This was a discussion item at the December meeting.   It was determined that the Committee wished to receive comment from the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium’s Scientific Advisory Committee prior to submission…


INTERFERENCE – FLAT RACING This matter was discussed at the last Model Rules Committee meeting.  No action was taken..  There are two philosophies concerning interference in flat racing, creating an inconsistency for riders and fans.   Please see the attached documents for a background as well as the proposed approach that has been adopted by…