Monday, 10 April 2023 07:37

Directive No. 200-2023 — All Breeds

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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 2 Rule Violations

The following rules are AMENDED to read:

Rule 290 g Prohibited substances on race day

(1) No person shall,

if a thoroughbred or quarter horse, after 10:00 a.m. of the *race day, administer to a *horse entered in any form of racing in Alberta at any racetrack administer any of the following,

or, if a standardbred, 4 hours and 15 minutes in advance of the first post-time on the day of the *race, 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.

Rule 290 g Prohibited substances on race day currently states:

(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.

Dated in the City of Edmonton
in the Province of Alberta
this 4th day of April 2023.

Kent Verlik, Chief Executive Officer
HORSE RACING ALBERTA

 

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