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 commissioner, the judges, 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 paddock 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 judges 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 rule.
General testing. The commission veterinarian or his assistants may
also, when so directed by the judges, require the taking of any or all of the
specimens specified in this section from any horse stabled at a track during a
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.
Willful 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 judges to immediate
suspension and the matter shall be referred to the commission for appropriate
(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, driver 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.
(2) All containers used for specimens shall
be single service disposable containers, sealed and stamped before use. Seals
of 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 saliva.
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 association.