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Can Public, Fans Understand Drug Testing?

The sensitivity of equine drug testing is a big plus for the racing industry, but it also has created confusion. How are the public and media supposed to understand when some industry participants can't make sense of it?

Bowker to serve as ASRC Steward at Oaklawn

Bowker to serve as ASRC Steward at Oaklawn

Stan Bowker, who has more than 40 years of race track experience, has accepted the position as state steward for the Arkansas State Racing Commission, director Ron Oliver announced Sept. 23.

'On-Call' Stewards Program Launched

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program has developed an On Call Stewards Program so that a designated racing official will be available during telecasts of major racing events to explain the rules of racing if an unusual event occurs in a race

Racing Officials Conference Scheduled

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The Racing Officials Accreditation Program, in coordination with the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, will host its first "Conference on Officiating Horse Racing" Dec. 8 in Tucson, Ariz.

ROAP Adopts Code of Conduct

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ROAP Adopts Code of Conduct

At its annual meeting in Austin, Texas last month, the board of directors of the Racing Officials Accreditation Program approved a Code of Conduct for licensed accredited stewards and judges.

ROAP Coordinator Named

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ROAP Coordinator Named

Jennifer Voss-Franco was appointed coordinator of racing officials for the Racing Officials Accreditation Program by chairman Stan Bowker Feb. 8.

Consistently Inconsistent

By Ray Paulick - I had to go all the way to Dubai to hear a panel discussion about how racing officials in various American jurisdictions have different interpretations about the most basic rules infraction.

ROAP Plans Evaluation of Stewards, Points of Emphasis for 2007

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The Racing Officials Accreditation Program has developed an annual performance evaluation program for stewards and judges as well as a list of points of emphasis for judging races in 2007 that will be provided to state racing commissions by year's end.

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