ARCI Compliance Committee Set, Will Begin Work Immediately

The committee will work state-by-state to advance the ARCI medication reforms.

The chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) Board of Directors announced Sept. 29 the members of the committee recently formed to work with individual commissions to complete the implementation of the ARCI medication reforms.

The 12 members of the ARCI Compliance Committee, as it will be officially known, were invited by Chairman Mark Lamberth. Lamberth has assigned the committee members to three working teams, with each team reviewing the regulatory policies of a set of racing jurisdictions.

The regulators assigned to those teams are as follows:

Team Member Member Jurisdiction Team Assigned
John T. Ward, Jr. Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Team A
Jonathan Zachem Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering Team A
Judy Wagner Louisiana State Racing Commission Team A
Domenic DiCera Illinois Racing Board Team A
Rick Baedeker California Horse Racing Board Team B
Jeff Colliton Washington State Horse Racing Commission Team B
Tom DiPasquale Minnesota Racing Commission Team B
Corinne Sweeney, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission Team B
Mike Hopkins Maryland Racing Commission Team C
Duncan Patterson Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Team C
Robert Williams New York State Gaming Commission Team C
Frank Zanzuccki New Jersey Racing Commission Team C

The committee teams will begin by completing a thorough review of the medication policies in each United States jurisdiction, and then will work state-by-state to advance the ARCI medication

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