Racing Commissioners International
(ARCI)

John Ward, Chair

Edward J. Martin, President

 

 

 

The development of Model Rules, standards, and best practices is an ongoing project of RCI member agencies.

 

Relying upon the collective expertise of regulatory personnel in member jurisdictions in consultation with regulated entities, industry stakeholders, fans and individuals, RCI committees consider ways to improve and enhance the reguation of racing.

 

The Model Rules are all encompassing.  They affect throughbred, standardbred, quarter horse, and greyhound racing.   Regulatory entities are encouraged to adopt the Model Rules by reference as a way to enhance uniformity of regulation in a sport that has evolved to be multi-jurisdictional.

 

To ensure the quality of drug testing programs as well as to ensure the security of the wagering system, RCI has adopted standards for drug testing labs as well as the totalizator systems that process the individual wagers of millions of racing fans.

 

      "Professional horse racing has the toughest anti-doping standards in professional sport because racing does not allow "therapeutic use exemptions"  to permit athletes to secretly compete under the influence of performance enhancing drugs.

 

     "Other sports allow this, we don't."

Ed Martin, RCI President.

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