Pending Model Rule Proposals

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 8, 2019 and Friday, August 9, 2019 - Holiday Inn, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY USA

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…

Standardbred Racing Medication Rules

The United States Trotting Association has proposed modifications of the regulatory policy concerning clenbuterol and betamethasone in Standardbred races. The ARCI Scientific Advisory Group assessed this proposal and reported to the Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee in April.   They reported that in certain circumstances different policies might be appropriate for different types of…

Interference

INTERFERENCE – FLAT RACING This matter was discussed previously.  No action was taken. The events of the 2019 running of the Kentucky Derby raise the question as to the current policies. There are two philosophies concerning interference in flat racing, creating an inconsistency for riders and fans.   Please see the attached documents for a…

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