Pick-(n) Pools

The ARCI Pari-Mutuel Auditors Committee has begun a rewrite of ARCI-004-105 (G) – Pick-(n) Pools. A discussion proposal was put forth by Steve May of the Minnesota Racing Commission and discussed by the ARCI Pari-Mutuel Auditors Committee on February 2, 2021. The draft reflects the work effort of staff from several commissions and the Canadian…

Cobalt Threshold

UPDATE: The RCI Model Rules Committee heard a presentation of this matter at its 12/2020 meeting. The matter will be assessed by the RCI Scientific Advisory Group in mid-February and any recommendations will be considered by the Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee following that before being considered for adoption. The North American Association of…

Medroxyprogesterone transition policy.

UPDATE: The RCI Model Rules Committee heard a presentation of this matter at its 12/2020 meeting. The matter will be assessed by the RCI Scientific Advisory Group in mid-February and any recommendations will be considered by the Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee following that before being considered for adoption. The North American Association of…

Proposal to amend penalties for drug positives caused by environmental transfers.

The NAARV (North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians) is proposing a modification to the penalty guidelines for drug positives resulting from environmental contamination and unlikely to have a relevant effect on the animal, specifically findings associated with dexamethasone and betamethasone. This proposal is being circulated to the members of the RCI Scientific Advisory Group, Equine…

Proposed USTA/HRMC medication policy changes for standardbred racing.

2/2/2021 UPDATE: The ARCI Scientific Advisory Group has reviewed these proposals and has not made a recommendation, specifically seeking additional information concerning research done on Standardbreds with regard to clenbuterol. A new research paper was submitted in January, 2021 dealing with clenbuterol. This and other pending matters will be considered by the ARCI Scientific Advisory…

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