Dates Set for 2017 ARCI Conference

The conference will be held April 18-20 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Press release

The Marriott Charleston will be the site of the 2017 ARCI Conference.

The Association of Racing Commissioners International will hold its 2017 annual conference on racing integrity, equine welfare and regulatory matters from April 18-20 in Charleston, South Carolina.

The annual ARCI conference is the only annual gathering of the official racing regulatory authorities empowered by law to make and enforce the rules of racing and adjudicate matters pertaining to racing in the United States, Canada, and parts of the Caribbean. Matters pertaining to equine and canine health and welfare, anti-doping, wagering security and opportunities, rider and driver safety, compulsive gambling, licensing, investigations, and track operations have highlighted past ARCI conferences.

As the agenda for the 2017 meeting, which will be held at the Marriott Charleston, has not yet been finalized, proposed topics and speakers may be suggested by emailing Lisa Stahl at

Details on the agenda, as well as registration and hotel arrangements, will be posted on the ARCI website when they are finalized.  Registration for the conference will open in January.

The annual ARCI conference is open to anyone involved in the racing industry as an owner, trainer, veterinarian, rider or driver, racetrack official or operator, fan or any other capacity. A registration fee will be set in January and is charged to defray the cost of the meeting as well as some meals and networking opportunities.

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