Historical Horseracing Standards

The Oregon State Racing Commission has developed draft technical standards for historical Horseracing. This matter is pending before the Pari-Mutuel Auditors Committee. This matter comes before the Model Rules Committee for discussion. The committee may, following that discussion, opt to advance the standards as written, modify, or set aside pending further discussion.

International Harmonization – Interference

The issue of whether to modify the ARCI Model Rules with regard to interference in flat racing to harmonize with international policies encouraged by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities has previously been discussed but not acted upon. The matter was set aside pending a test program that was to be instituted in Ontario. Recently…

Drug Policy Changes Grace & Transition Period

The North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians (NAARV) has long advocated a formal “grace period” for certain initial violations resulting from a testing laboratory or testing method change as veterinarians adjust to a newly imposed change should it generate inadvertent positive test results leading to a violation. While the committee has discussed this matter before,…

Pick-(n) Pools (Pending)

CURRENT STATUS: On November 4, 2021, a request to table indefinitely the proposed modifications was made by workgroup leader Steve May. This is on the agenda for the December Model Rules Committee but only as a discussion item. UPDATE: October 21, 2021 – At a meeting of the Pari-Mutuel Auditor Committee a recommendation to proceed…

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