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Directive No. 185-2021 — All Breeds (Amended 06-10-21)

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As approved by the Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) Board of Directors the following rules have been amended:

Rule 290 g Prohibited substances on race day has been amended to read:

290 g Prohibited substances on race day

(1) No person shall, after 10:00 am of the *race day, administer to a * horse entered in any form of racing in Alberta at any racetrack administer any of the following:

(a) any *drug, *medication, or *foreign substance, including alkalinizing agents that could increase the bicarbonate buffering capacity of a horse, other than normal feed;

(b) any drug, medication, or foreign substance by way of injection by hypodermic syringe, including vitamins, minerals, food supplements, glucose, sugar, alkalinizing agents and alcohol;

(c) any drug, medication, or foreign substance by way of - drenching or by rectal lavage with a dose syringe, tube or bottle, or by nebulizer including sodium bicarbonate, sugar, camphor, alkalinizing agents and alcohol.

(2) Despite subsection (1 ), a horse entered to race may be medicated on race day

(a) in an emergency or for a medical condition following which the horse will be *scratched, or

(b) with a medication approved by *Horse Racing Alberta for the control of exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage.

290 g Prohibited substances on race day previously stated

(1) No person may, after 7:00 am of the *race day, administer to a * horse entered in any form of the flat racing for that day or, after one hour before the first scheduled race of the day, administer to a standardbred horse entered to race that day any of the following:

(a) any *drug, *medication, or *foreign substance, including alkalinizing agents that could increase the bicarbonate buffering capacity of a horse, other than normal feed;

(b) any drug, medication, or foreign substance by way of injection by hypodermic syringe, including vitamins, minerals, food supplements, glucose, sugar, alkalinizing agents and alcohol;

(c) any drug, medication, or foreign substance by way of drenching or by rectal lavage with a dose syringe, tube or bottle, or by nebulizer including sodium bicarbonate, sugar, camphor, alkalinizing agents and alcohol.

(2) Despite subsection (1), a horse entered to race may be medicated on race day

(a) in an emergency or for a medical condition following which the horse will be *scratched, or

(b) with a medication approved by *Horse Racing Alberta for the control of exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage.

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