J. Michael Hopkins, Chair
Edward J. Martin, President
Greyhound Racing Regulation
Major Policies Afffecting US Thoroughbred Racing.
ARCI Controlled Therapeutic
Medication Schedule - V.4
(Modified April, 2017 to address
Clenbnuterol in Quarter Horses)
RCI BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES UPDATES TO MODEL RULES
Lexington, KY, August 1, 2018 – Revisions to the Model Rules of Racing, the industry’s regulatory standards, which were adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) Model Rules Committee at its July meeting in Omaha have been formally approved by the association’s Board of Directors. The updated Model Rules have been posted on the association website, www.arci.com.
The approved updates include improvements to the concussion protocol and return-to-ride guidelines for jockeys who may have suffered a concussion and updated horse identification requirements which will facilitate the use of mandatory microchipping and “digital tattooing” of Thoroughbreds foaled in 2018 and thereafter.
ARCI President Ed Martin said that he was appreciative of the efforts of many industry participants to keep the Model Rules as a constantly evolving framework for the fair and effective regulation of pari-mutuel racing. He noted that the most recent modifications speak directly the safety and integrity of the sport.
The amended Model Rules can be found in the following sections:
• Concussion Protocol: ARCI 007-020 (A)(10) – Facilities for Patrons and Licensees.
• Digital Tattoos: ARCI-006-020(B)(5) – Foal, Health and Other Eligibility Certificates and ARCI-010-030 (2) – Horses Ineligible.