Pending Model Rule Proposals

Next Meeting: Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 1:30pm, Omni Tucson National Resort, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Access to Vet Records on Ship-ins.

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium on November 26, 2018 submitted a proposal to modify the Model Rules concerning access to a horse’s veterinary records if that horse has shipped in to the grounds of a licensed racetrack within 14 days of a race. While this submission was made in the days prior to the…

Albuterol and Clenbuterol in Quarter Horse Racing

The American Quarter Horse Association is requesting a change in the recommended penalties for overages of Clenbuterol and Albuterol when found at any level in a post race sample of a racing quarter horse. The AQHA also requests that Albuterol be designed a prohibited substance. 2018 11 AQHA Petition-for-a-Model-Rule On November 30, 2018, additional material…

Uniform Classification Guideline Program Amendments

On November 20, 2018, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium proposed numerous additions to the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances and Recommended Penalties document of the ARCI.    Substances currently unclassified were assigned classifications and suggested penalties for a regulatory finding resulting in a violation were proposed for each substance. 2018 11 20 RMTC…

Addition of Morphine to ARCI Schedule

On November 20, 2018, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium submitted a proposed amendment to the ARCI Endogenous Dietary or Environmental Substances Schedule concerning Morphine. 2018 11 20 RMTC Proposal on Morphine 2018 On November 29, 2018, Dr. Clara Fenger of the North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians took issue with the RMTC proposal and…

Amendment to ARCI-011-020 – Testosterone

On November 20, 2018, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium submitted a proposed amendment pertaining to testosterone.   It has been added to the committee agenda for the upcoming meeting. 2018 11 20 RMTC Proposal on Testosterone 2018

Single Pool Wagering

Please see the attached proposal concerning adding new language to the Model Rules providing for a methodology to process wagers through a single pool system. The ARCI Pari Mutuel Auditors Committee is assessing this proposal and may have a recommendation coming forward. Single Pool Methodology 11-09-18

Various Amendments to Chapter 6 – Flat Racing Officials

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) has proposed numerous amendments to this section of the Model Rules, based upon recommendations from the joint ROAP-ARCI Stewards Advisory Committee. Some changes are relatively minor and address inconsistencies in existing Model Rule language or adjust existing language to reflect current technology or industry practice.   Others are more…

Jurisdiction Over the Horse

In December, 2017 the ARCI Board formally called for the expansion of regulatory authority over those aspects of the racing industry that are not currently subject to the independent oversight provided by racing regulatory authorities.    A main reason for this action was to obtain authority to deal with the equine welfare threat posed by…

Mandatory Rest Periods for Racehorses

The information contained in THIS ARTICLE will be discussed at the upcoming meeting. Use this link to access (through purchase) the actual study. No proposal has been submitted on this issue and, as such, it is a discussion item only. THIS ITEM MAY BE DEFERRED DUE TO THE CONFLICTING MEETINGS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF…

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