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Commentary: Indictments Show Horse Racing’s Existing Regulatory System Is Not Working

It came as no surprise and, in fact, it was expected that in the wake of the recent arrests by the FBI the long line of individuals and organizations entrenched in their defense of the status quo would come forward with the usual litany of nonsensical assertions and rationalizations. I work with several of these […]

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Updated: Horse Racing Groups Announce Cancellations Due To Coronavirus

Horse racing organizations have begun announcing the cancellation of events due to the spread of the coronavirus. Here are the latest cancellations: New York-Bred Divisional Champions Awards Banquet New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) has cancelled the organization’s New York-Bred Divisional Champions Awards Banquet due to concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The event, where NYTB […]

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ARCI’s Martin: ‘Nobody Needed A Federal Bill’ To Secure Horse Racing Indictments

The indictments and arrests this week of trainers, veterinarians and others on charges of operating a massive, multi-state horse racing doping network deliberately designed to avert detection from racing, veterinary, and pharmacology regulatory agencies as well as federal authorities is not a negative for the racing industry, but testimony to the fact that the system […]

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Veteran Investigator, Delaware Commission Executive John Wayne Passes Suddenly

John Wayne was considered by many of his peers to be the “dean” of racing regulators in North America. He worked at 28 different racetracks over 15 years as an investigator with the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB), spent nearly a decade in management at Atlantic City Race Course in New Jersey and the last […]

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Former CHRB Chairman Defends Actions On Positive Test Dismissal; ARCI Advisory Contradicts Statement On Potential Penalty

Chuck Winner, the former chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, issued the following statement concerning the CHRB’s decision to dismiss possible sanctions resulting from a positive test for scopolamine, detected in a post-race sample from the April 7, 2018, Santa Anita Derby of eventual Triple Crown winner Justify. As reported in the New York […]

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Ed Martin On RCI: ‘We Strive To Do What Is Right, By The Horse, By The Public, By The Sport’

Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Ed Martin, president and CEO of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI), in response to a commentary by former regulator Joe Gorajec concerning a decision made last month by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) to withdraw its membership in the RCI. I think it helpful to […]

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Gorajec: RCI Kicked To The Curb By California Horse Racing Board; Who’s Next?

I listened to last Thursday’s audio broadcast of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) meeting as it withdrew, by unanimous vote, as a member of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI). I was an active member of the RCI for 25 years when I was the executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission […]

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California Commissioners Unanimously Vote To Withdraw From RCI

At a Thursday meeting of the California Horse Racing Board, commissioners unanimously approved a measure to withdraw from the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI), citing differing philosophies, among other issues. The possibility of withdrawal had come up after commissioners say a change in the RCI’s structure awarded board positions based on number of wagering […]

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Has RCI Gone To The Dogs? California Regulators May Drop Membership

Citing a new formula determining board seats and philosophical differences over medication policy, the California Horse Racing Board will consider withdrawing its membership in the Association of Racing Commissioners International at Thursday’s regularly scheduled CHRB meeting in Pleasanton, Calif. According to the meeting package prepared for Thursday’s meeting, the CHRB has been a member of […]

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