Major Medication Policy
By Blood-Horse Staff
January 22, 2015 6:59 PM
The Association of Racing Commissioners International and the Association of
Official Racing Chemists will jointly hold a major racing industry roundtable
and conference on equine welfare and medication policy April 21-23 at the Grand
Hyatt Resort in Tampa, Fla.
"The ARCI is the only umbrella organization encompassing the totality of horse
racing whose members create and enforce rules and adjudicate racing disputes,
said ARCI president Ed Martin. "The AORC is an international organization
composed of chemists dedicated to the detection of prohibited substances in
racing animals. The members of the AORC are on the front line of the most
expansive anti-doping program in professional sport and we rely on them
extensively to detect illegal drug use."
Topics to be discussed at the roundtable include:
-- Coordination of investigatory intelligence
-- Expanded Capabilities of Testing Laboratories
-- Emerging Integrity Threats
-- Effective strategies to combat doping
-- Applicability of hair testing to horse racing
-- "Should We Care About Substances That Do Not Affect Performance or Hurt the
During the conference the ARCI Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee
will consider any recommended policy changes to take effect in 2016.
Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau:
In January 1946, the
Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) was incorporated as a private
investigative agency whose principal mission was to address
issues of integrity and security in the Thoroughbred horse
racing industry. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the TRA, TRPB
represents a unified effort by TRA-member racetrack associations
to maintain high standards, protect the legitimate business
interests and integrity of the sport, and foster and maintain
||Organization of Racing
The New Meadowlands, E.
|March 1-4, 2015
Omni Hotel Fort Worth, Fort
|March 6-9, 2015
||ARCI Roundtable on Equine
Welfare & Medication
Grand Hyatt Resort, Tampa, Fla
||Welfare and Safety of the
Keeneland Sales Pavilion,
|July 8, 2015
Sheraton Sand Key Resort,
Clearwater Beach, FL
|October 5-7, 2015
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