The ARCI Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee has endorsed in principle an 14-day extended stand down on intra-articular injections and prohibition on stacking of corticosteroids. The Mid-Atlantic Industry-Regulators group has also endorsed this policy change.
The Racing Medication and Testing consortium has presented a proposal to amend various Model Rules and standards to accomplish this. The proposal affects flat racing only and will be considered by the Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee on December 3, 2019 and the RCI Scientific Advisory Committee prior to that. This issue will be considered by the Model Rules Committee at the December meeting.