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Directive Draft - P002-2022 - Rule 292 g

DIRECTIVE NO.

ALL BREEDS

The Rules Governing Horse Racing in Alberta are AMENDED as follows:

Chapter 3: General Horse Racing Rules \ Part 3 Horse Racing Misconduct \ Division 2 Rule Violations

The following rule is AMENDED to read:

Rule 292 g Prohibition on entry

(1) If on the race day or at any other time a *horse tests positive in Alberta for any of the following classes of drugs, the horse shall be declared by the *judges/stewards board to be ineligible to race according to the penalty structure below after the date of identification of the horse with the positive test and, will be placed on the *judges/stewards list.

A horse may be eligible for a reduced penalty, if the owner/trainer provides a negative test result at their own expense and under the supervision of the Official Veterinarian.

(a) Class I: 90 days for first offence- reduced penalty considered after 45 days.
(b) Class II: 60 days for first offence- reduced penalty considered after 30 days.
(c) Class III: 15 days for first offence- reduced penalty considered after 7 days.

(2) If a horse tests positive in a jurisdiction outside Alberta for any of the following classes of drugs, the horse shall be declared by the judges/stewards board to be ineligible to race in Alberta according to the penalty structure below after the date of identification of the
horse with the positive test.

A horse may be eligible for a reduced penalty, if the owner/trainer provides a negative test result at their own expense and under the supervision of the Official Veterinarian.

(a) Class I: 90 days for first offence- reduced penalty considered after 45 days.
(b) Class II: 60 days for first offence- reduced penalty considered after 30 days.
(c) Class III: 15 days for first offence- reduced penalty considered after 7 days.

(3) In subrules (1) and (2), Class I, Class II and Class III means the substances with that classification in the Uniform Classification Guidelines of Foreign Substances, published by Racing Commissioners International or if there is no such classification, as determined by Horse Racing Alberta.

Rule 292 g Prohibition of entry currently states:

(1) If on the race day or at any other time a *horse tests positive in Alberta for any of the following classes of drugs, the horse shall be declared by the *judges/stewards board to be ineligible to race for 90 days after the date of identification of the horse with the positive test, and will be placed on the *judges/stewards list:

(d) Class I;
(e) Class II;
(f) Class III.

(2) If a horse tests positive in a jurisdiction outside Alberta for any of the following classes of drugs, the horse shall be declared by the judges/stewards board to be ineligible to race in Alberta for 90 days after the date of identification of the horse with the positive test:

(d) Class I;
(e) Class II;
(f) Class III.

(3) In subrules (1) and (2), Class I, Class II and Class III means the substances with that classification in the Uniform Classification Guidelines of Foreign Substances, published by Racing Commissioners International or if there is no such classification, as determined by Horse Racing Alberta.


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