The 2019 annual ARCI conference will be held April 2-5 in Arcadia, California, USA. All racing regulatory policymakers and staff are strongly encouraged to attend and participate. This is the only conference of its kind that will be held this year and is specifically designed to provide training, information, and meaningful debate concerning issues that will come before each and every racing regulatory entity. Major racing industry organizations participate in this meeting and contribute to the overall dialogue.
For more information and/or to register/buy tickets, please visit the ARCI website at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-arci-racing-integrity-and-animal-welfare-conference-and-training-tickets-54755950522
The agenda is below. The conference is a mix of continuing education/training as well as collective policy development for a sport reliant on a multi-jurisdictional audience participating in simulcast wagering. The National (Licensing) Racing Compact, the newly formed Medication Compact, and the Association of Official Racing Chemists meet concurrently at this event and the work they each do is important to the entire sport.
Tues - APRIL 2, 2019
11am - 5pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
National Racing Compact Board Meeting
Greyhound Committee Meeting & Forum
4:00pm - 5:30pm
National Medication Compact Meeting
Wed - APRIL 3, 2019
7:30am - Noon
CE FIELD TRIP: Tour of Truesdail Testing Lab (Limited availability, Regulatory Preference - Preregistration required.*)
8:30am - 10:00am
Quarter Horse Committee and Roundtable
Moderator: Charles Moore, Committee Chair and Executive
Director, Wyoming Racing Commission
9:00am - Noon
RCI Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting (Closed - Committee Members only).
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Opening Luncheon & Annual Meeting Call to Order
2:00 - 3:00pm
Will Sports Betting Change Horse Racing?
Moderator: Justin Stempeck, Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee:
Committee Chair: Duncan Patterson, Chair, Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.
Regulatory Veterinarian Committee
Commission, Past ARCI Chair;
OPENING RECEPTION AND NETWORKING HOUR
Thurs - APRIL 4, 2019
7:30am - 9:00am
CE Field Trip/Briefing: (Pre-Registration Required*)
(This session is best suited for new regulatory personnel and will explain the role of the various racing officials who safeguard the horses as well as the integrity of the event.)
8:30AM - 9:30AM
Standardbred Racing Committee and Regulatory
9:30AM - 10:00AM
Computer Chips and Racing.
10:15AM - 11:00am
Jockey Safety and Concussions
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Racing Licensing Developments
Moderator: Charles Gardiner, Executive Director. Louisiana Racing Commission
11:30am - Noon
Equine Welfare Presentation - NY Case Study
• Dr. Scott Palmer, DVM - Equine Medical Director, New York Gaming Commission.
Noon - 1:45pm
Guest Speaker: Bo Derek, former Member California
Horse Racing Board (invited)
Presentation of Awards: William May Award, Len Foote Award, President’s Awards.
2:00 - 5:00pm
Association of Official Racing Chemists (Americas Section - AORC). (Restricted to AORC Members)
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Model Rules Committee Meeting
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Annual Meeting Continuation:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Fri - APRIL 5, 2019
6:00am - 8:30am
Optional - Visit to Santa Anita Backstretch
(Attendees must make pre-arrangements at the registration desk for security access purposes.)
8:30am - 9:15am
9:15am - 10:15am
Getting it Right in the Stand
Moderator: Mike Hopkins, Executive Director, Maryland
10:30am - 12:30pm
RCI Organizational Board of Directors Meeting -
(Regulators only - all regulatory members and staff are welcome.
Others by invitation.)
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Observe Live Racing at Santa Anita.
* Attendees who have registered for the conference will be given the opportunity to register for the Wednesday morning trip to Truesdail Laboratory as well as the Thursday morning Continuing Education Program and backstretch briefing at Santa Anita. Regulatory personnel will be given preference for the tour of the testing facility at Truesdail.