New ARCI Standards Expand Drug Classifications, Stiffen Some Penalties
On Jan. 23 the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) published new racing regulatory standards as part of its continuing process to adapt standards to current integrity threats as well as new technologies and innovation.
The standards are included in the ARCI’s Model Rules of Racing and can be downloaded at arci.com.
In addition, the group added more than 70 previously unclassified substances to its Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances, the guiding document for horse racing’s anti-doping and drug testing program, providing guidance to regulatory authorities and labs as to the potential threat posed by the substance if found. Unclassified substances, if found in a drug test, remain a violation and are treated severely if found absent mitigating
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