ARCI: Vet’s List Changes Aim to Protect Horses: Blood-Horse 4/19/17

By: Frank Angst The Association of Racing Commissioners International Drug Testing and Practices Committee April 19 moved forward on changes that would standardize vet's list procedures from state to state. The end goal of the rule put forward by The Jockey Club Safety Committee is to standardize vet's list rules, specifically targeting situations where a

Delaware Moves to Adopt Revised Model Rules on Medication: THA Racing.Com 1/11/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Jan. 11 moved to update model rules for the Multiple Medication Violation Penalty System and out-of-competition testing. Both rules were approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International Dec. 9, 2016, after endorsement from the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium. DTRC Chairman Duncan Patterson said the penalty

Adoption of Penalty System Considered Key: The Blood-Horse 4/11/16

By: Tom LaMarra Of the four major components of the National Uniform Medication Program, the multiple medication violation penalty system has been adopted by the lowest number of jurisdictions. But one official April 11 said he expects that to change. New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chairman Alan Foreman, during a presentation at the Racing Officials

Foreman Believes in Science Behind Thresholds:Blood-Horse 3/24/16

By: Frank Angst Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chairman Alan Foreman is confident a 2015 decision by a Delaware assistant attorney general not to pursue a medication overage case against trainer Todd Pletcher will not negatively impact the National Uniform Medication Program. Speaking at the Association of Racing Commissioners conference March 24, Foreman said he doesn't expect

ARCI Announces Members of Compliance Group: The Blood-Horse 9/29/15

By Blood-Horse Staff The Association of Racing Commissioners International Sept. 29 announced members of a committee that will work with regulators in each racing state to complete implementation of reforms that make up the National Uniform Medication Program. The 12 members of the ARCI Compliance Committee were invited by ARCI chairman Mark Lamberth, who has

New Paradigm for Racing Drug Violations Being Developed: The Horse 5/13/15

RMTC By Edited Press Release The Association of Racing Commissioners International’s (ARCI) Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee (DTSP) has voted to call for public comment on draft rule language that would create a new paradigm for drug prosecutions and impose a 10-year exclusion for those guilty of the most egregious violations. Under the draft

Broad Horse-Protection Plan Floated by RCI: The Blood-Horse 4/23/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Association of Racing Commissioners International will put out for comment a broad equine welfare proposal that would sanction anyone found to have used excessive amounts of substances to the detriment of racehorses. The proposal was introduced by Rick Goodell, executive director of the New York State Gaming Commission, during the

Broad Horse-Protection Plan Floated by RCI: The Blood-Horse 4/23/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Association of Racing Commissioners International will put out for comment a broad equine welfare proposal that would sanction anyone found to have used excessive amounts of substances to the detriment of racehorses. The proposal was introduced by Rick Goodell, executive director of the New York State Gaming Commission, during the