Pending Model Rule Proposals

Next Meeting: Monday, Decenber 9, 2021 - Tucson, Arizona, United States

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…

Pick-(n) Pools (Pending)

UPDATE: June 7, 2021 – The draft rule has been submitted to the Thoroughbred Racing Association’s 2050 Technology Technical Committee scheduled to meet June 24, 2021. Input received may be incorporated into the draft rule and could be ready for discussion at the July Model Rules Committee meeting. The ARCI Pari-Mutuel Auditors Committee is working…

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

5/11/2021 UPDATE: The RCI Board voted to rely upon the published McKeever study in setting a standardbred testing threshold for clenbuterol. Additional regulatory restrictions are to be developed to safeguard against the overuse or misuse of this medication and the matter has been referred to the Standardbred Racing Committee and the Veterinarians committee. These additional…

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