USTA Call to Action Committee update on battling hidden trainer issue: USTA 3/15/19

Press Release: Columbus, OH — Following the U.S. Trotting Association’s 2019 Board of Directors Annual Meeting held March 8-11 in Columbus, OH, the USTA’s Call to Action Subcommittee issued the following announcement regarding the issue of hidden trainers on Thursday (March 14). At the Call to Action Subcommittee meeting on Friday night (March 8) the committee

New Program for Racing Investigators to be Launched: Bloodhorse 1/28/19

Press Release: Beginning in the third quarter of 2019, the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) and the University of Arizona's Racetrack Industry Program (RTIP) will launch an educational program for horse racing investigators employed by racing commissions and tracks. No such program currently exists, and the effort will complement the work of the Organization

NY Adopts Broader Drug Prohibition Rules for Racing: The Bloodhorse 7/17/18

By: Tom Precious State regulators in New York State have adopted a new equine drug rule that tracks a national model plan advanced in late 2016 by the Association of Racing Commissioners International and a number of key industry stakeholders. The New York Gaming Commission, after receiving no correspondence in either support or opposition during

Panel Discusses When Racing Regulation Should Begin: The Bloodhorse 4/4/18

By: Frank Angst When representatives of The Jockey Club and the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association agreed that regulating racehorses should begin when a Thoroughbred has its first recorded workout, the moment wasn't lost on at least one attendee. Association of Racing Commissioners International president Ed Martin interjected to recognize the consensus between two

ARCI Adopts, Publishes Model Rules Regarding Trainers, Vets: THA 1/7/18

By: Tom LaMarra   The Association of Racing Commissioners International Board of Directors has published the latest revisions to its Model Rules of Racing based on approvals given at the organization’s December 2017 meeting. Three of the rules deal with recordkeeping and reporting by trainers and veterinarians. The ARCI Model Rules Committee, chaired by Larry

PA Regulation ‘Suspends’ Horses after most Positive Tests: THA 07/27/17

By: Tom LaMarra The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission July 26 approved a new regulation that will make racehorses that test positive for a prohibited substance ineligible to compete for a period of time. The regulation, which is expected to take effect Sept. 1, calls for such horses to be placed on the stewards’ list for

NYSGC Approves Third-Party Lasix Administration Rule: Thoroughbred Daily News 6/26/17

By: TDN The New York State Gaming Commission unanimously approved a proposal to formalize race-day administration of Lasix by third-party veterinarians during its meeting Monday in Manhattan. Under the rule, recommended by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and consistent with model rules of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc., only third-party veterinarians

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

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