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.

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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

Racing Free Breeder Form

Racing Free Incentive Form

Racing Free Sponsorship Form


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)

Black & White & Gray All Over (August 2011)

Clean Running (December 2011)

Cleaning up the Medication Mess (January 2012)

News Stories 

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)

Los Al Receives Safety Accreditation
(July 2014)

Global Intelligence Service Launched (June 2014)

Arapahoe Launches Med-Free Incentive (June 2014)

Multiple Medication Violation System (June 2014)

RMTC Accredits Three More Labs (May 2014)

RCI Adopts Model Rule Changes (April 2014)

ND Horse Park Hosts Racing Officials Accreditation Program (April 2014)

RCI Discusses Compounding (April 2014)

Racing Officials Accreditation Program Meets (April 2014)

Stinebaugh Sanctions Delayed (March 2014)

Stinebaugh Responds to Suspension (March 2014)

Racing Free Encourages: Be Proactive (February 2014)

NM Passes Bill Backing Tracks (February 2014)

Racing Free Needs Your Support (February 2014)

NM Proposes Tougher Penalties (February 2014)

De La Torre Temporary Restraining Order Denied (January 2014)

AQHA's Integrity and Welfare Commitment (January 2014)

De La Torre Reportedly Banned From Los Al (December 2013)

Racing Free Adds Incentives (December 2013)

Texas Compounder Draws Scrutiny (November 2013)

RCI Toughens Multiple Medication Violation Penalties (July 2013)

No Banned Medication Found in Ruidoso Futurity Winner (July 2013)

RMTC Approves Multiple Violation Penalty Rule (July 2013)

Blog: What Do You Think? (July 2013)

RMTC on Purple Pain and TB-500 (July 2013)

RMTC Accredits First Two Labs (June 2013)

Ruidoso to Host Racing Free Day (June 2013)

Medication Reforms Continue Progress (June 2013)

Texas A&M Lab Seeks Further Accreditation (May 2013)

New Mexico Boosts Fines, Testing Funding (April 2013)

RCI Approves Uniform Threshold Policy (April 2013)

RMTC Recommends Withdrawl Times (March 2013)

Sales Support Racing Free (March 2013)

Texas Regulates Clenbuterol (March 2013)

Judge Denies Banned Remington Trainers (March 2013)

RCI Regulators Meet on Model Medication Rules (March 2013)

Remington Park Addresses Welfare Issues (January 2013)

AQHA Suspends Three Trainers (January 2013)

Texas Modifies Allowed Medications (January 2013)

Rylees Boy Gets Positive in 2011 Remington Park Championship (December 2012)

RCI Makes Major Medication Rule Changes (December 2012)

RMTC Makes Withdrawal Recommendations (November 2012)

Racing Medication Meeting (October 2012)

First Dermorphin Ruling from Oklahoma (October 2012)

Trainers Suspended Following Medication Rulings (October 2012)

Heath Reed Gets 21 Year Suspension, Sedillo 10 Years (October 2012)

Racing Free Supports Clean Racing (October 2012)

Louisiana Gives Stiff Dermorphin Penalties (September 2012)

Draper Gets 300 Day Suspension (September 2012)

Bassett Handed 10 Year Suspension (September 2012)

Louisiana Commission to Meet on Dermorphin Cases (September 2012)

Los Alamitos Continues Medication Crack Down (September 2012)

Ruidoso Announces Strict Drug Guidelines (September 2012)

Racing Free Awards First Check (September 2012)

Medication Initiatives (August 2012)

Statement from RMTC (August 2012)

AQHA Teams With Jockey Club to Address Medication (August 2012)

Racing Free Offers Drug-Free Incentive Program (August 2012)

Dermorphin Updates (July 2012)

RCI Considers "One Strike" Rule (July 2012)

Farias' License Revoked for Two Years (July 2012)

Louisiana Dermorphin Hearings Delayed (July 2012)

Senate Committee Convenes Hearing on Drugs in Racing (July 2012)

Louisiana Racing Commission Issues Rulings (July 2012)

Delta Gives Two More Dermorphin Suspensions (June 2012)

New Mexico Toughens Penalties (June 2012)

RMTC Dermorphin Bulletin (June 2012)

Delta Makes First Dermorphin Ruling (June 2012)

Ten Horses Test Positive in Louisiana (June 2012)

Industry Leaders Target Steroid Use (June 2012)

Oregon Clenbuterol Limits (May 2012)

Oklahoma Clenbuterol Limits (April 2012)

RCI Conference Calling for Expanded Authority (April 2012)

Jockeys' Guild Medication Statement (April 2012)

RMTC Names Interm Director (April 2012)

Oklahoma Clenbuterol Rules (March 2012)

Paul Jones Assessed Penalties (March 2012)

Two Indiana Trainers Suspended (March 2012)

New Mexico Limits Clenbuterol (February 2012)

AQHA: Animal Welfare Committee (February 2012)

Farias Horses Disqualified (January 2012)