Restricted Administration Time

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium petitions for a Model Rule change to implement the the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act’s required 48-restricted administration time affecting medications given prior to a race. The proposed HISA medication rules have similar language as well. This is an action item before the committee.

Drug Testing Violation Grace Period

The North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians (NAARV) is proposing 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. This is on the Model Rules Committee agenda as…

Mandatory DQ of Horses (Active)

UPDATE: FYI – Proposed rules for the US Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority contain a mandatory DQ for horses found to be in violation of the drug rules. The question for the committee will be to support that concept for the HISA and/or modify the ARCI Model Rules accordingly or to oppose the concept, leaving…

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…

Proposed USTA/HRMC medication policy changes for standardbred racing. (Pending)

5/11/2021 UPDATE: The RCI Board voted to rely upon the published McKeever study in setting a standardbred testing threshold for clenbuterol. Additional regulatory restrictions are to be developed to safeguard against the overuse or misuse of this medication and the matter has been referred to the Standardbred Racing Committee and the Veterinarians committee. These additional…

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