Racing Welfare and Medication

The American Quarter Horse Association believes that the welfare of the American Quarter Horse is of paramount importance.


Racing Suspensions by AQHA

Multiple Medication Violation System

AQHA's Multiple Medication Violation System

MMVS - Horse

MMVS - Owner

MMVS - Trainer

Regulatory Rulings

The Jockey Club manages the Thoroughbred Regulatory Rulings, which allows users to search through a database of most regulatory rulings, including those for Quarter Horses. Click the logo below to log in. Please be sure to select “Quarter Horse” in the “BREED” space to assist with your search.

regulatory rulings

Industry Links

Racing Medication and Testing Consortium

RMTC Withdrawl Times and Guidelines

RMTC Headlines

Racing Commissioners International

RCI Model Rules

Organization of Racing Investigators

Racing Free

Racing Free Website


American Association of Equine Practitioners Quarter Horse Racing White Paper

AAEP Clinical Guidelines for Veterinarians Practicing in a Pari-Mutuel Environment

Hair Testing (December 2014)

Use Caution With Compounding (September 2014)

Medication Update (March 2014)

News Stories 

Racing Medications Legislation (July 2015)

Ruidoso Endorses Clenbutrol Use (July 2015)

New Mexico Suspends Clenbuterol Use (July 2015)

Progress Toward Uniform Medication Policy (July 2015)

ARCI Medication Document Updates (May 2015)

RCI: New Paradigm for Drug Violators (May 2015)

Onatario: Zero Tolerance on Clenbuterol (May 2015)

Racing Welfare Information (May 2015)

AQHA Welfare Statement (May 2015)

RCI Elects New Directors (April 2015)

Cobalt Limits Adopted by Regulators (April 2015)

Louisiana Trainer Dermorphin Rulings (April 2015)

California Court Upholds Los Al House Rule (April 2015)

RCI: Agencies Teaming up on Integrity (March 2015)

RMTC Board Approves Cobalt Threshold (March 2015)

RCI Poised to Ban Cobalt (March 2015)

NM Senate Passes Drug Testing Bill (March 2015)

Oklahoma Prohibits Clenbuterol (January 2015)

Medication Forum on January 23 (January 2015)

Regulators to Tighten Rules on Compound Meds (January 2015)

AQHA Announces Zero-Tolerance Policy on Clenbuterol (December 2014)

Los Alamitos Releases 2 Million Test Results (December 2014)

Los Alamitos Statement on Super Derby (December 2014)

Louisiana Dermorphin Rulings Upheld (December 2014)

National Medication Reform Makes Progress (December 2014)

Trainer Muela Suspended (December 2014)

De La Torre Suspended (December 2014)

Los Alamitos Cancels Champion of Champions (November 2014)

Golden State Futurity to be Run as Non-Wagering Event (October 2014)

RMTC Advances Lab Uniformity (October 2014)

Racing Free Creates Integrity Fund (October 2014)

Racing Free Changes (September 2014)

Arkansas Adopts National Uniform Medication Policy (September 2014)

RCI Tightens NSAID Stacking Rule (August 2014)

Industry Considers Cobalt (August 2014)