ARCI Welfare, Integrity Conference Continues: The Horse 4/20/17

By: Edited Press Release The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is pioneering cost-effective loaner integrity teams that provide investigative reinforcements for the sprint sport’s big-event days. That program was the main focus of Wednesday’s discussion on “Policing the Backside: A View from the Front Line” at the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s (ARCI) 83rd annual

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

ROAP Examines Reciprocity on Various ‘Lists’: The Blood-Horse 4/11/16

By: Tom LaMarra The Racing Officials Accreditation Program hopes to make progress this year on protocol that will keep horses placed on various lists from showing up and racing at other tracks while ineligible under current guidelines. Some jurisdictions adhere to reciprocity for horses placed on lists by stewards, starters, and state veterinarians, but others

ROAP Seeks Regulation of ‘Program Trainers’: The Blood-Horse 3/30/15

RMTC By Tom LaMarra The Racing Officials Accreditation Program, on its 2015 list of points of emphasis, is encouraging the horse racing industry to develop regulations to deal with the issue of "program trainers"—generally those who serve as cover for suspended or barred individuals. "On a scale of one to 10, in terms of importance