Pending Model Rule Proposals

Next Meeting: December 7-8, 2017 - Tucson, Arizona, USA

Interference

INTERFERENCE – FLAT RACING This will be a discussion item.  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 being submitted to the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities. Petition for Modification of…

Claiming Jail Rule

JAMGOTCHIAN vs. INDIANA (Discussion Item) The issue of how to balance the claiming rules with a desire to discourage the raiding of a track’s horse population to be sent elsewhere has again presented itself with a court ruling in the US State of Indiana. At the request of a Member, the court order concerning the…

Riding Crop Proposal

Background:  The ARCI, in modifying its Model Rule pertaining to the use of the riding crop, adopted certain changes contingent upon agreeing on a definition of the term “chance to respond”.    The proposed definition to be considered by the committee follows: “Chance to Respond” is defined as one or more of the following actions…

Trainer Responsibility

TRAINER RESPONSIBILITY LANGUAGE  During adoption of the Out-of-Competition Model Rules, action was deferred on proposed changes affecting the trainer responsibility rule.  After extensive discussion, the Model Rules Committee referred the matter to the ARCI Regulatory Attorneys Committee to perfect a proposal to be considered.  Please review the report of the ARCI Regulatory Attorneys committee and…