Friday, 23 August 2019 15:09

Changes to the Drug and Alcohol Policy

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August 23, 2019 - After consulting with horse racing industry stakeholders and researcing best practices in other jurisdictions, the Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) Board of Directors has approved changes to the Rules Governing Horse Racing in Alberta effective September 1, 2019.

Click here to find linked Directive No. 101 – 2019 regarding Horse Racing Alberta Rule 300 g – Prohibited Drug and Alcohol concentration limits

There are three main changes that have been made to the Policy:

  • Adoption of screening for Drug and Alcohol will take effect September 1, 2019;
  • HRA has determined what is considered a safety-sensitive position;
  • HRA has determined testing protocols for jockeys/drivers, safety sensitive positions and all other persons.

Additional information regarding the changes to the Drug and Alcohol Policy are  attached and also available on the Horse Racing Alberta Web site:

The HRA will continue to work with industry participants as the new policy is implemented for the upcoming race season.

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