Racing Welfare and Medication

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

AQHA Policies Concerning Awards and Publicity

Overview of AQHA Policy 

Policy Concerning Awards and Publicity of Horses and/or Trainers with Racing Medication Positives

Horses Ineligible for 2019 Awards and Publicity

Trainers Ineligible for 2019 Awards and Publicity

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. Please be sure to select “Quarter Horse” in the “BREED” space to assist with your search.

Industry Links

Racing Medication and Testing Consortium

RMTC Withdrawl Times and Guidelines

RMTC Headlines

Racing Commissioners International

RCI Model Rules

Organization of Racing Investigators


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)