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Association of Racing Commissioners International

      Originally formed in 1934, the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) is the recognized authority on racing integrity and public policy matters.  

      The association exists to assist in the coordination of the collective efforts of its members who are responsible for ensuring compliance with government laws and regulations designed to protect the general public and racing industry participants.

      Recognizing the multi-jurisdictional nature of the regulated sport, RCI provides a mechanism for collective policy formation, the exchange of information, research, education and training, integrity advocacy, and the development of reforms and services designed to assist its members to operate more effectively and efficiently.

     Dues-paying racing regulatory agencies and their employees are full members of the association and may access all association services.   Industry organizations may support and participate in ARCI meetings by becoming Associate Members.

      As members of the ARCI, regulatory agencies may access a network of experienced and knowledgeable professionals who collectively develop best regulatory practice standards that are embodied in the "Model Rules of Racing" represents a multi-jurisdictional common rulebook if adopted in its entirety.

     ARCI committees convene regularly online and the Association meets in person to consider additions or modifications to its recommended standards three times each year.    The ARCI also provides general oversight to The National Racing (Licensing) Compact and participates with the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, where it serves on the Technical Advisory Committee working to develop common integrity standards applicable world-wide. 

     The US Congress, Canadian Ministries, various State Legislatures and North American racing organizations have relied upon the group's expertise and input in assessing matters affecting the sport.

More than a trade association, Racing Commissioners International (RCI) is an integral part of the racing community and a valuable resource and service provider to the officially sanctioned independent regulators of equine and canine racing and wagering.