The ARCI “Model Rules” of racing and wagering are recognized worldwide as a standard for the independent and impartial regulation of horse and greyhound racing as well as the conduct of pari-mutuel wagering.

In some racing jurisdictions, the Model Rules have the force of law as they have been adopted by reference statutorily or through a regulatory rule making.   In others they form the basis upon which rules are written ensuring substantial uniformity in the regulation of the sport.

The ARCI Model Rules Committee meets three times each year to consider modifications that have been forwarded to it by other committees.   Members of the public and racing industry are welcome to propose Model Rule language.   Proposals must be submitted using this form and should be emailed to modelrules@arci.com.    Committee meetings are open to the public.

Click here to download the complete ARCI Model Rules.