PENALTY MODIFICATIONS

The Drug Testing Standards and Practices (DTSP) Committee has released for consideration Proposed Revised Penalty Guidelines for violations of the anti-doping or medication rules in horse racing.    The proposed modifications represent the first major rewrite of the penalty guidelines in more than a decade and would dramatically increase sanctions on those violations that can…

USTA Proposals.

The United States Trotting Association has submitted the following thirteen proposals to modify the ARCI Model Rules in order to be consistent with the USTA adopted rules or positions advocated by the USTA Board of Directors. These rules will be considered by the ARCI Standardbred Committee prior to the Model Rules meeting in August. All…

Standardbred Racing Medication Rules

NOTE: DUE TO PENDING RESEARCH RESULTS, THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY GROUP MAY NOT MEET PRIOR TO THE SUMMER SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF THE DRUG TESTING STANDARDS AND PRACTICES OR MODEL RULES COMMITTEES. RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED WHEN SUBMITTED AND MAY NECESSITATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS TELEPHONICALLY PRIOR TO THE DECEMBER MEETINGS. The United States Trotting Association has proposed modifications…

Interference

INTERFERENCE – FLAT RACING This matter was discussed previously.  No action was taken. The events of the 2019 running of the Kentucky Derby raise the question as to the current policies. There are two philosophies concerning interference in flat racing, creating an inconsistency for riders and fans.   Please see the attached documents for a…

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