|Section 18||HORSE RACING ALBERTA ACT||RSA 2000||Chapter H-11.3|
(c) a race horse has been fitted with or had implanted on or in the race horse a device of any nature that is prohibited under the rules or any enactment,
(d) a horse race has been conducted in a manner not authorized under the rules,
(e) any object or equipment has been used in respect of a race horse or a horse race that is prohibited under the rules or does not comply with the rules,
(f) any improper activity has taken place in respect of the handling of a race horse or the conduct of a horse race, or
(g) any person has engaged in any other activity for which a person’s licence may be suspended or revoked or a sanction or penalty may be imposed under this Act.
(2) If subsection (1) applies, the racing official, during any hours that are reasonable in the circumstances, may on, at or near a race track do one or more of the following:
(a) conduct a search
(i) of any building, area, receptacle, facility or vehicle that relates to any matter referred to in subsection (1), and
(ii) of any person who may have been involved in any matter referred to in subsection (1);
(b) conduct a search of or in respect of any race horse;
(c) seize any document, record, object or thing that relates to any matter referred to in subsection (1) or that is used in respect of a race horse or a horse race.
(3) The Corporation may designate those racing officials who may carry out searches and seizures under subsection (1).
1996 cR-1.5 s17
18(1) A racing official designated under subsection (3) may conduct an investigation and hearing into any matter where the racing official or an employee or agent of the Corporation is of the opinion that a person has or is suspected by that racing official, employee or agent of having
(a) failed to comply with or contravened this Act, or