Keyword: Association of Racing Commissioners International

  • Sources: Waterman Leaving Post at RMTC

    Dr. Scot Waterman, executive director of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium for almost 10 years, is leaving the post at the end of April, according to multiple industry sources.

  • KTA Supports, NTRA Discusses, Drug Phase-Out

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, which operate as one entity, issued a statement April 12 saying it supports a call by RCI to phase out race-day medication.

  • The Jockey Club Supports RCI Medication Plan

    Ogden Mills Phipps, the chairman of The Jockey Club, said April 11 the organization supports the recent Association of Racing Commissioners International initiative to formulate a plan that would eliminate race day medication

  • RCI: Phase Out Use of Drugs in Five Years

    In an announcement that could meet with disagreement with some horsemen's groups and perhaps others, the Association of Racing Commissioners International has called for a five-year phase-out of equine medication in racing.

  • RCI Committee Wants Review of 'Urging'

    The International Racing Regulatory Conference Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International held its first meeting Feb. 10 and called for a review of RCI Model Rules pertaining to "urging" in races.

  • RCI Board Votes to Lower Bute Threshold

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International board of directors voted Oct. 22 to lower the threshold level for phenylbutazone from five micrograms per milliliter of plasma or serum to two.

  • Model Rules Committee OKs New Bute Standard

    The Model Rules Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International has voted 12-0, with one abstention, to recommend lowering the threshold of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Phenylbutazone.

  • RCI president Ed Martin

    Officials: Compact Comes at Critical Point

    Uniform regulation got a major push from industry participants April 13 amid funding deficiencies for regulatory agencies and word a member of Congress is exploring creation of national commission for Thoroughbred racing.

  • James "Ted" Bassett III

    Bassett to Regulators: You're the 'One Hope'

    Regulators got a "respectful challenge" April 12 from James E. "Ted" Bassett III: Ensure the proposed National Racing Compact becomes reality--quickly--and adopt national accreditation standards for stewards.

  • RCI Plan Targets Regulation, Drugs, Wagering

    As it prepares for its annual meeting April 12-15, the Association of Racing Commissioners International has released a three-year strategic plan focusing on reforms in regulation, medication, and wagering security.

  • Breeders' Cup Considers Tougher Drug Policy

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors will consider strengthening its policies to include a ban on any trainer who has been penalized for having a horse test positive for a Class 1 or Class 2 drug within the past 12 months.

  • National HBPA Acts on Rule for Mount Fees

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association Executive Committee voted Dec. 6 to endorse a presentation on jockey mount fees president Joe Santanna will make Dec. 8 during the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming.

  • RCI Board Endorses Compact Plan for Racing

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International has endorsed creation of an interstate compact it claims could "end the fractional regulation of racing in the United States" and "centralize racing rule-making in the United States."

  • Possible Change in Drug Rules Questioned

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International is looking at extending the cutoff time for use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in racehorses beyond 24 hours prior to a race, but horsemen's groups claim the action is premature.

  • RCI Conference Scheduled for July

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International Pari-Mutuel Auditors and Regulators Conference on regulating, testing, and monitoring pari-mutuel wagering systems is scheduled for July 7-8 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Hotel.

  • RCI Recognizes Underwood, Bonnie

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International has named Kentucky Horse Racing Commission executive director Lisa Underwood the winner of its Len Foote Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to horse racing. The award is given each year to the executive director who best demonstrates the attributes of leadership and achievement.

  • RCI Rule Toughens Trainer Suspensions

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International has approved changes to existing model rules that crack down on suspended trainers transferring horses to family members or close associates during their time of suspension, and require trainers to request split samples of TCO2 testing at the original time of testing.

  • Changes Ahead for Drug-Testing Protocol

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium is developing protocol designed to streamline and improve equine drug-testing in the United States. And it is taking a few pages from a 1991 study that didn't gain any traction in the racing industry when it was released.

  • New Targets for Medication Regulation

    Though most racing jurisdictions in North America have greatly curtailed the use of race-day medication, two drugs commonly used in racehorses are getting a hard look from industry officials.

  • Dogs' Plight a Lesson for Horse Racing?

    As the Thoroughbred industry seeks to build on and create new programs to deal with horses that can no longer race, it could learn lessons from Greyhound racing, which has a history of successful adoption programs and first-hand knowledge of the power of animal-rights groups.

  • 'Integrity Void' Strikes Nerve -- Again

    Simmering concerns over wagering security in the pari-mutuel industry flared up again April 21 with a strong call for independent monitoring and an end to the practice of "past-posting" -- making bets after races begin.

  • RCI Amends and Toughens Model Rules

    An Association of Racing Commissioners International committee amended a model rule April 20 to prevent suspended trainers from transferring their horses to family members or close associates while they serve out their penalties.

  • RCI Conference to Discuss Equine Health

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International will celebrate its 75th anniversary when its four-day conference on racing and wagering integrity kicks off April 20 at the Lexington Hilton Downtown Hotel and Conference Center.

  • Michigan ORC Bans Steroids

    Michigan horse racing commissioner Christine C. White April 1 gave notice to the state's horse racing industry that effective immediately, the presence of anabolic steroids will be prohibited in all horses entered to race at any pari-mutuel track in Michigan.

  • RCI Reclassifies Steroids as Class 3

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International's board of directors has unanimously approved a drug reclassification of stanozolol, boldenone, nandrolone, and testosterone, moving the anabolic steroids to Class 3 from Class 4.

  • SPMOs Face Mandatory Certification

    Regulators in 13 racing states announced Aug. 4 they will begin the lengthy process of requiring offshore wagering entities and secondary pari-mutuel operations -- commonly referred to as SPMOs -- to obtain certification from the Association of Racing Commissioners International before they receive approval to wager into pools.

  • Model Rules Proposed for Toe Grabs

    The Model Rules Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International approved several recommendations, including restrictions on the use of toe grabs and annual continuing education for trainers, during an Aug. 1 meeting in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • CHRB Waiting on Answers from Tote Co.

    The executive director of the California Horse Racing Board said it was he--and not board chairman Richard Shapiro--who possessed information that tote company Scientific Games had prior knowledge of a computer software glitch that affected "quick-pick" wagers before it was discovered after the running of the Kentucky Derby May 3.

  • CHRB chairman Richard Shapiro

    California Quick-Pick Inquiry Widens

    In its ongoing investigation of an apparent software glitch that affected "quick-pick" wagers, the California Horse Racing Board is looking into a charge made by its chairman that the New York-based tote company Scientific Games knew of the problem in February and did not report it to the agency or anyone else.