Uniform National Rules
The horse racing industry in the United States has developed new uniform model medication guidelines, a penalty system designed to target individuals with multiple medication violations and a requirement for laboratory accreditation and participation in an industry external quality assurance program (the “Reforms”). These Reforms were developed by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, the industry’s scientific advisory organization consisting of 25 major racing industry stakeholder organizations and the Association of Racing Commissioners International, the industry’s association of state regulatory bodies responsible for the integrity of racing. RMTC recommended the Reforms to ARCI and ARCI voted to incorporate the Reforms into their official Model Rules earlier this year. Individual regulatory bodies must now move to adopt the Reforms.