The newly published ARCI Model Rules of Racing, Version 7.0, can be accessed at this LINK. This version reflects changes made at the December, 2016 ARCI Meeting.
Welcome to the ARCI.
The ARCI (RCI) is the only umbrella organization of the official governing rule making bodies for professional horse and greyhound racing in North America and parts of the Caribbean.
ARCI sets standards for racing regulation, medication policy, drug testing laboratories, totalizator systems, racetrack operation and security, as well as off-track wagering entities. ARCI's members are the only independent entities recognized to license, enforce, and adjudicate matters pertaining to racing.
STRENGTHENED OUT OF COMPETITION RULE PACKAGE APPROVED.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) at its meeting last month in Tucson took steps to further strengthen its regulatory standards and rules government veterinary practices, prohibited practices, and out of competition testing.
The rules adopted by the ARCI are similar, but not exact, to a proposal submitted to them by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium. The ARCI strengthened that proposal by eliminating language that some regulators believed too restrictive on out of competition testing creating a "safe harbor" for those seeking to cheat.
The ARCI is appreciative for the several racing industry organizations that provided invaluable input to assist the development of the final rules that were adopted. These organizations included the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, the National HBPA, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians, the American Quarter Horse Association, and the US Trotting Association. All racing regulatory entities are encouraged to adopt the ARCI Model Rules.
The following Model Rules of Racing were amended as follows: (Click on each to download the text of the rule.)