Keyword: Racing Officials Accreditation Program

  • Alan Foreman

    Adoption of Penalty System Considered Key

    Of the four parts of the National Uniform Medication Program, the multiple medication violation penalty system has been adopted by the lowest number of jurisdictions. But one official April 11 said he expects that to change.

  • ROAP Chariman Hugh Gallagher

    ROAP Examines Reciprocity on Various 'Lists'

    The Racing Officials Accreditation Program hopes to make progress this year on protocol that will keep horses placed on various lists from showing up and racing at other tracks while ineligible under current guidelines.

  • Officials: Penalty System Key Part of Program

    As more jurisdictions continue to implement the multiple medication violation penalty system as part of the National Uniform Medication Program, officials March 31 said it's beginning to show it can be a useful tool.

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    Symposium: Steward Revisits BC Classic

    California steward Kim Sawyer said having the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) as the final race of the day this year created problems in publicizing the reason for the decision to take no action following the race.

  • 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?

  • Drug Testing, Prosecution Focus of Conference

    A seminar focused on drug testing and the prosecution of a medication case will be the focus of the Racing Officials Accreditation Programfs second annual Officiating Horse Racing Conference at the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Programfs Symposium on Racing and Gaming.

  • '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

  • Confab: Does Penalty Always Fit Crime?

    Chances are many more officials in the horse racing industry support uniform regulations a lot more than they support uniform penalties -- at least beyond a literal interpretation.

  • Racing Officials Group Sets Conference

    The Racing Officials Accreditation Program is holding its first Conference on Officiating Horse Racing, during the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program's Symposium on Racing & Gaming.

  • Racing Officials Conference Scheduled

    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

    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.

  • Major League

    <i>By Stan Bowker</i> -- With 38 pari-mutuel horse racing states and 38 sets of rules, achieving uniformity in anything, especially disqualifications for interference, is a constant challenge.

  • ROAP Plans Evaluation of Stewards, Points of Emphasis for 2007

    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.