John Ward, Chair
Edward J. Martin, President
Model Rules & Standards
Welcome to RCI.
RCI is the international association of the government sanctioned entities responsible for the honesty and integrity of horse and greyhound racing as well as all associated pari-mutuel wagering.
RCI sets standards for racing regulation, medication policy, drug testing laboratories, totalizator systems, racetrack operation and security, and off-track wagering entities.
RCI members are the only truly independent entitles recognized to license, enforce, and adjudicate matters pertaining to racing.
The current version of the
RCI Prohibited Substances in Racing
Guidelines for Foreign Substances)
is Version 7.0
US Racing Drug Test Results
Comparable to USADA & WADA Testing
August 7, 2014 - The results of anti-doping drugs tests conducted in 2013 by State racing commissions, USADA, and the World Anti-Doping Agency are “virtually identical” according to an analysis of all pertinent testing results.
Comparison of Anti-Doping Testing Results
US Racing: USADA: WADA Worldwide:
Number of Tests 340,932 9,197 207,513
AAF (Violations) 1,140 42* 2,135
Clear Rate 99.67% 99.55% 98.97%
* USADA 27 violations,+ 8 referred + 7 pending.
Click here for state by state data.
Performance Enhancing Drugs
in Sport - A common problem facing all.
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