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Directive No. 101-2019 — All Breeds

Written by Kent Verlik, Chief Executive Officer
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The Rules Governing Horse Racing in Alberta are AMENDED as follows:

Chapter 3: General Horse Racing Rules, Part 3 Horse Racing Misconduct, Division 4 Misconduct of Racing Officials and Racing Participants

The following rule is AMENDED to read:

Rule 300 g Prohibited Drug and Alcohol concentration limits

1) A racing official or racing participant violates these rules if they report to work:

a) with blood/alcohol concentration reading of more than 50 milligrams of alcohol in one hundred milliliters of blood;
b) while unfit for work on account of the use of a prescription, medically authorized or non-prescription drug; or
c) with a level of drugs in excess of the concentrations listed in the table below:

Oral Fluid Drug Concentration Limits

  Drugs or classes of drugs Screening
concentration
equal to or in
excess.of
ng/ml
Confirmation
concentration
equal to or in
excess of
ng/mL
Confirmation
Test Includes
AMP
MET
Amphetamine
Methamphetamine
50
35
50

 
Amphetamines,
Methamphetamine,
MDA, MDEA, MDMA
CDC Cocaine Parent 20 8 Cocaine Metabolite,
Cocaine Parent
OPI Opiates (Morphine) 20 40 Morphine, Codeine,
Hydrocodone,
Oxycodone,
Oxymorphone,
6AM
THC Marijuana (Parent Delta-9 THC) 5 4 Marijuana Parent

2) If a person who violates subsection ( 1 ),

a) is a judge or steward, that individual must be relieved of their duties immediately by the Supervisor of Racing and referred to Horse Racing Alberta;

b) is a jockey or driver, that individual will be immediately removed from all mounts or drives scheduled for that day and the judges/stewards may impose a fine not more than $500.00 on the person and suspend the licencee, or both;

c) is any other Safety Sensitive position (excluding jockeys and drivers) and all other positions, that person will be immediately removed from all duties on the grounds for the day and the judges/stewards may impose a fine not more than $500.00 on the person and suspend the licencee or both;

d) all other Persons, immediate removal from all duties on the grounds and the judges/stewards may impose a fine not more than $500.00 on the person and suspend the licencee, or both.

Dated in the City of Edmonton
in the Province of Alberta
this 22nd day of August, 2019

Kent Verlik, Chief Executive Officer
Horse Racing Alberta

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