ARCI Model Regulatory Standards Updated: The Horse.Com 6/14/17

By: Edited Press Release The newest version of model rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) is now available at arci.com. The ARCI’s model rules are designed to provide the template for racing regulatory entities and the framework under which the sport has made significant gains toward uniform regulations among jurisdictions. The

Steady Strides Toward Safety: Blood-Horse 6/2/17

By: Frank Angst In 2016 nearly 150 horses who seven years earlier might have been lost to catastrophic breakdowns while racing, safely walked off the track after competing and returned to their barns. Those accidents that never happened can be attributed to an industry that has worked to gather better information on catastrophic breakdowns, new

CHRB Approves Medication Conditions for Breeders’ Cup: Blood-Horse 5/25/17

By: Jeremy Balan In the aftermath of Masochistic's disqualification from the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Del Mar and the Breeders' Cup asked the California Horse Racing Board May 25 for permission to avoid such an event in the 2017 World Championships. The proposal submitted to the CHRB Thursday at Santa Anita Park asked for

Settlement Creates Two Winners of 2016 Parx Oaks: Daily Racing Form 5/22/17

By: Matt Hegarty There wasn’t a dead heat, but the 2016 Parx Oaks will have two winners. In a highly unusual settlement between trainer John Servis and Pennsylvania regulators, both Miss Inclusive, who was first across the wire, and Eighth Wonder, the second-place finisher, will be listed as the winners of the May 7 Parx

Kentucky Commission Adopts RCI Model Drug Rules: Paulick Report 4/18/17

By: Natalie Voss The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to accept model drug rules set by the Association for Racing Commissioners International. Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the commission, said the updates represented about a year's work and more than 175 individual edits to bring the state's rules in line

Kentucky One Step Closer To Uniform Medication Rules With Council Vote: Paulick Report 4/4/17

By: Natalie Voss Kentucky regulators came a step closer to bringing the state's regulations in line with the National Uniform Medication Program (NUMP) on Tuesday afternoon when the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council voted to approve drug classifications, penalty schedules, withdrawal guidelines and thresholds set out by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium. Kentucky has been

Equine Injury Database Statistics Continue to Reflect Progress: THA Racing.Com 3/11/17

By: Tom LaMarra Fatalities in races in 2016 dropped 5% from the previous year to 1.54 per 1,000 starts, another indication that improved safety protocol and a tightening of equine medication rules are making a difference in Thoroughbred racing. The Equine Injury Database statistics released March 10 by The Jockey Club show an encouraging trend

Organization Of Racing Investigators Hosts Annual Training Conference At Tampa Bay Downs: Paulick Report 3/5/17

By: Press Release The Organization of Racing Investigators hosted their annual training conference at Tampa Bay Downs The Organization of Racing Investigators (ORI) held their annual training conference at historic Tampa Bay Downs this past week.  An international group of Investigators, Law Enforcement, Stewards and Regulators gathered in the Sunshine State to discuss the challenges

Pennsylvania Moves Forward with Out-Of-Competition Testing: THA Racing.Com 3/1/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission Feb. 28 approved a regulation for out-of-competition testing that is expected to be in place sometime this spring. An order signed by state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, who oversees the PHRC as part of his department, said the new testing program is designed “to ensure the integrity