Pending Model Rule Proposals

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 2:00-4:30pm, Embassy Suites, Arcadia, CA, USA

Restriction on Entry

The committee will consider and discuss a proposed rule modification limiting the entry of horses in races if they have been treated with bisphosphonates during their first four years of life, contrary to warnings that they may not be safe to be used in young horses.

USTA Rule Changes

The United States Trotting Association has submitted the following proposal to modify the ARCI Model Rules in order to be consistent with the USTA adopted rules. The petition does not indicate which model rules are to be amended in Chapters 22, 23, and 24 – the sections pertaining to Standardbred racing. As such, the committee…

Flat Disciplinary Actions

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) and the joint ROAP/ARCI Stewards Advisory Committee have proposed a modification to ARCI-006-015 Stewards – Disciplinary Actions. This affects flat racing only. The proposed changes as well as the ROAP Omnibus petition may be downloaded below.

Steward Records

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) and the joint ROAP/ARCI Stewards Advisory Committee have proposed a modification to ARCI-006-015 Stewards. The proposed changes as well as the ROAP Omnibus petition may be downloaded below. This proposal affects Flat racing only.

Dead Heats

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) and the joint ROAP/ARCI Stewards Advisory Committee have proposed a modification to  ARCI-006-065 Placing Judge  with regard to the declaration of a dead heat. The proposed change as well as the ROAP Omnibus petition may be downloaded below.

Vet Record Access on Ship-Ins

On February 13, 2019, The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium submitted a modified request to amend the Model Rules to require trainers to submit, upon request, the vet records of horses not stabled at the track for the fourteen days prior to the scheduled race. Click HERE to access and download the proposed Model Rule.

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