“The Right Thing To Do,” But…: Mid-Atlantic Trainers Talk about Multiple Medication Violation points system

At a July meeting in Saratoga Springs, the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) approved a model rule described by the organization as the third of three measures designed to address inconsistencies in national medication policies in Thoroughbred horse racing (here). Just about two months later, details of the system have yet to reach the…

A conversation with ARCI’s Ed Martin

In February, Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, caused quite a stir when he called for the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to review the license of trainer Richard Dutrow, Jr. Martin’s suggestion was greeted with both approbation and skepticism. Dutrow’s record of violations sits uneasily with those seeking…