Racing Commissioners International (ARCI)

Judy Wagner, Chair

Edward J. Martin, President

Welcome to the ARCI.


The ARCI (RCI) is the only umbrella organization of the official governing rule making bodies for professional horse and greyhound racing in North America and parts of the Caribbean.


ARCI sets standards for racing regulation, medication policy, drug testing laboratories, totalizator systems, racetrack operation and security, as well as off-track wagering entities.   ARCI's members are the only independent entities recognized to license, enforce, and adjudicate matters pertaining to racing.





Lexington, KY -  The revisions to its racing regulatory standards  that were adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) at its March meeting in New Orleans have now been formally posted.


ARCI Model Rules serve as a guide to jurisdictions in the making of racing regulatory policy.   In some instances, portions of the ARCI Model Rules have the force of law by virtue of statutes or rules incorporating them “by reference”.   This means that when the ARCI adopts a rule, it automatically becomes the applicable policy in jurisdictions that have done that.


Click here for details about the sections that have been updated.




RCI Asssociate Members: "Thank you for your support."




Lone Star Park "Town Hall"

 Friday, October 21, 2016  (3:30pm - Alysheba Room)

No cost registration is now available for the Lone Star Park Town Hall

meeting being held in conjunction with the Texas Quarter Horse Association.

Your input is important.   The meeting will commence at 3:30pm on

Friday, October 21st in the Alysheba Event Room.

Click HERE for online free registration.


Los Alamitos "Town Hall"

 Wednesday, October 26, 2016  (1:00pm - Finish Line Room.)

In conjunction with the AQHA there will be a town hall meeting prior to

the AQHA Racing Committee meeting and Bank of America Challenge.

Your input is important.   The meeting will start at 1pm and last an hour.

Click HERE for online free registration.




Anyone can make a proposal to change or improve racing regulatory policy by proposing a new Model Rule or an amendment to an existing Rule.


Click HERE to download the required form.


All Model Rule proposals should be emailed to





ARCI Controlled Therapeutic

Medication Schedule - V.3.1

(Modified 9/10/2016)

1510 Newtown Pike, Suite 210, Lexington, Kentucky, USA  40511

  (859) 224-7070