Admittance to enclosure for making
tests. No person other than those authorized by rule (f) of this section
shall be admitted at any time to the building or part thereof utilized by the
commission for making medication, drug or other tests of horses except the
staff immediately in charge of such work, the commissioners, the stewards, and
such other persons as may be authorized in writing by the chairman or
vice-chairman of the commission or the commission veterinarian.
Guard. A guard approved by
the commission must be in attendance during the hours designated by the
. At association tracks, a pre-race testing program shall be
conducted by the duly authorized representatives of the commission, and shall
entail the operation of a field laboratory at the track.
(1) Blood samples shall be taken by a
licensed veterinarian of every horse programmed to race, prior to the race in
which it is programmed, for the purpose of determining the presence of any
drug, stimulant, sedative, depressant or medicine.
(2) The blood samples shall be taken under
the supervision of the commission veterinarian and by him and other persons
appointed by the commission. The times at which the horses in each race shall
be delivered to the enclosure for the taking of the samples, as well as related
procedures, shall be prescribed by the commission veterinarian.
(3) Submission to the taking of pre-race
blood samples is mandatory and no horse shall be allowed to race if the person
who has charge or custody of it refuses to submit it for the taking of such
sample unless the commission veterinarian, for good cause in his judgment,
excuses the taking of the sample.
(4) Urine and saliva samples may be taken of
any horse whenever the pre-race test is positive or when a blood sample has not
been taken, or whenever, in the judgment of the commission veterinarian, a
urine and/or saliva sample is required for further analysis.
testing. The winner and second place finisher in every race and such
other horses as the stewards may designate shall be sent immediately after the
race to the detention area for examination by the commission veterinarian or
his assistants, and the taking of such specimens of body fluids and
eliminations as shall be directed. Blood specimens shall be taken only by a
licensed veterinarian. All horses that participate in the winning combination
in any daily double, perfecta, quinella, trifecta and superfecta race shall be
tested pursuant to this section.
General testing. The
commission veterinarian or his assistants may also, when so directed by the
stewards, require the taking of any or all of the specimens specified in this
section from any horse stabled at a track during a meeting.
Presence of owner. The
owner, trainer or authorized agent of an owner shall be present in the
detention area when saliva, urine or other specimen is taken from their horse,
and must remain until such forms are signed by the owner, trainer or their
representative as witness to the taking of the specimen. Wilful failure to be
present at, or refusal to allow the taking of any such specimen, or any act or
threat to impede or prevent or otherwise interfere therewith shall subject the
persons found guilty by the stewards to immediate suspension and the matter
shall be referred to the commission for appropriate action.
Handling of specimen
(1) All specimens taken by or under direction
of the commission veterinarian or other authorized representative of the
commission shall be delivered to the chief chemist at the laboratory designated
by the commission for official analysis. Each specimen shall be marked by
number and date and may also bear such information as may be essential to its
proper analysis; but the identity of the horse from which the specimen was
taken or the identity of its owner, trainer, jockey, or stable shall not be
revealed to the chief chemist. The container of each specimen shall be sealed
as soon as the specimen is placed therein, and each such seal shall bear the
stamp of the commission.
containers used for specimens shall be single service disposable containers,
sealed and stamped before use. Seals on the new containers shall not be broken
except in the presence of owners or trainers or their representatives, if
present at the collection of the sample. Only distilled water, with or without
acetic acid, shall be used to moisten gauze used in the collection of
Samples of medicines on grounds. The commission veterinarian, or
any of his assistants, may take samples of any medicines or other materials
suspected of containing improper medication or drugs which would affect the
racing condition of a horse which may be found on the grounds of an