Racing Commissioners International

John Ward, Chair

Edward J. Martin, President

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

(Uniform Classification

Guidelines for Foreign Substances)

is Version 7.0

(Click here....)

UPDATE: The RCI Jockey and Driver Safety Committee has called a special meeting to discuss safety rails.  The meeting will be held between 9am and 4pm on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the NTRA/Breeders Cup offices at 2525 Harrodsburg Rd, Suite 510, Lexington, KY.




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.








Performance Enhancing Drugs

in Sport - A common problem facing all.

(Click here.)


2014 RCI Asssociate Members:
"Thank you for your support."

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