WV Makes Serious Push to Facilitate Quicker Model Rule Adoption: THA Racing.Com 1/24/17

By: Tom LaMarra The West Virginia Racing Commission has agreed to ask state government officials to help facilitate quicker adoption of two important model rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International in December. The WVRC at its Jan. 24 meeting also announced plans to expand its out-of-competition testing program this year beyond the

NYSGC Proposes Overhaul of Drug, Veterinary Rules: TDN 1/23/17

By: T.D. Thornton Five proposed new rules dealing with Thoroughbred medication, prohibited substances, minimum drug penalties, out-of-competition testing, and airway bleeding in racehorses were advanced to a 45-day public-comment period by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) at the board’s monthly meeting Jan. 23. Board members only briefly discussed specifics of the broad set

MD. Racing Commission Adopts ARCI Penalty Guides: The Racing Biz 10/18/16

By: Frank Vespe In a moment of what Yogi Berra might have called “deja vu all over again,” the Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday adopted the Association of Racing Commissioners International model rules on medication penalties — rules that most observers thought the Commission had adopted back in 2014. By unanimous vote, the Commission directed

ARCI Updates Model Rules Of Racing: Paulick Report 9/18/16

By: Press Release An updated version (6.3) of the Association of Racing Commissioners International's Model Rules of Racing is now available on the association's website on the Model Rules and Standards page.  (www.arci.com). The ARCI Model Rules represent the racing industry's best practice regulatory standards, developed in consultation with industry constituencies and adopted by the

ARCI Updates Regulatory Standards: ARCI.Com 4/13/16

By: ARCI Press Release Lexington, KY -  The revisions to its racing regulatory standards that were adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) at its meeting last month in New Orleans have now been formally posted.  Sections pertaining to Medical Labeling were strengthened to ensure that improper medications are not being used in

ARCI Adds Three April Town Hall Meetings: The Blood-Horse 3/30/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff The Association of Racing Commissioners International has scheduled three additional town hall meetings in an effort to unify the racing industry, and develop a consensus path to improve the policing of the sport and advance uniform regulatory policies. The next public meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m., April 7 atKeeneland. Those

NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average: Horse Racing Nation 3/24/16

By: Horseracingnation.com/NYRA Communications   For a third consecutive year, the number of catastrophic equine injuries at The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) tracks continued at a rate below the national average, as reported Tuesday by The Jockey Club. The fatality rate at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course in 2015 was 1.1 per 1,000

Waldrop: Industry Can Lead on Needed Changes: The Blood-Horse 3/24/16

By: Frank Angst Using the recent accreditation of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance as an example, NTRA president Alex Waldrop said the industry can work with regulators to improve the sport. Speaking during the Thoroughbred racing committee meeting at the Association of Racing Commissioners International conference March

Backpedaling on Progress: The Bloodhorse 2/9/16

By: Eric Mitchell How many ways can the racing industry find to undermine its own efforts? Sadly, too many. The most recent surfaced last week when the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association announced it wanted to pay for new research that would set thresholds and withdrawal times for 28 therapeutic medications allowed under the

Racetrack Vet Group Takes Proactive Approach: The Blood-Horse 2/8/16

By: Tom LaMarra An organization formed to represent the interests of racetrack veterinarians has become proactive in the area of research into therapeutic medications and continues to make its case that vets should be part of medication reform efforts. Dr. Clara Fenger, secretary of the North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians, outlined the group's efforts