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Directive No. 186-2021 — All Breeds

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The Rules Governing Horse Racing Alberta are AMENDED as follows:

Chapter 3: General Horse Racing Rules, Division 5 Race Day - After the Race

The following Rule 263 g is AMENDED to read:

Rule 263 g Blood sample readings

(1) A licensed *trainer having the care, custody, control or management of a *race horse, and any other person having care and custody of the *horse, violates these rules if a blood

(a) sample is taken from the horse, before or after a *race, showing a reading of plasma total carbon dioxide content of 36 or more millimoles per litre, or

(b) if the horse is treated with furosemide under the *EIPH Program, a reading of plasma total carbon dioxide content of 38 or more millimoles per litre.

(2) A violation under subsection (1) is prima facie evidence that the race horse has been administered a foreign substance or a prohibited substance for the purpose of altering the performance of the horse in violation of these rules.


Rule 263 g Blood sample readings previously stated:

(1) A licensed *trainer having the care, custody, control or management of a *race horse, and any other person having care and custody of the *horse, violates these rules if a blood

(a) sample is taken from the horse, before or after a *race, showing a reading of plasma total carbon dioxide content of 37 or more millimoles per litre, or

(b) if the horse is treated with furosemide under the *EIPH Program, a reading of plasma total carbon dioxide content of 39 or more millimoles per litre.

(2) A violation under subsection (1) is prima facie evidence that the race horse has been administered a foreign substance or a prohibited substance for the purpose of altering the performance of the horse in violation of these rules.

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