Mandatory DQ of Horses (Active)

The current ARCI Penalty Guidelines permit racing officials to consider mitigating circumstances as to whether a horse with a positive test for a prohibited drug should be disqualified. While horses found to have a prohibited drug in their system are usually DQ’d, the penalty guidelines do permit the Stewards to mitigate that action and allow…

Classification of Dextrorphan (ADOPTED)

Dextrorphan is a substance currently unclassified in the ARCI’s Uniform Classification of Foreign Substances.Dextrorphan is a metabolite of dextromethorphan (4/B), a cough suppressant that is commercially available with FDA-approved for human use in over-the-counter, tablet and oral syrup formulations (e.g. Robitussin DM). It is a component of combination products (e.g. Mucinex) with guaifenesin (4/C), an…

Lasix Penalties in Non-Lasix Races (ADOPTED)

As more jurisdictions conduct select races where furosemide is not permitted to be administered on Raceday, there is a need to recommend a penalty when the medication is found in a post race sample of a horse participating in a non-lasix race. The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has made a proposal and it is…

Pick-(n) Pools (Pending)

UPDATE: June 7, 2021 – The draft rule has been submitted to the Thoroughbred Racing Association’s 2050 Technology Technical Committee scheduled to meet June 24, 2021. Input received may be incorporated into the draft rule and could be ready for discussion at the July Model Rules Committee meeting. The ARCI Pari-Mutuel Auditors Committee is working…

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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