PART 4 - PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES - (C)50 to (C)63
53. Positive test of sample taken at a racecourse
53.1 Paragraph 53.2 applies where, on an examination that is carried out by order of the Stewards under Part (B)1, Samples are taken from any horse which has been declared to run under Rule (F)89 or is otherwise at a racecourse.
53.2 If a Sample tests positive for any Prohibited Substance, the Authority
- 53.2.1 will impose a financial penalty on the Trainer,
53.2.2 may withdraw or suspend the Trainer's licence, and
53.2.3 if the substance was not recorded in the medication records required by Rule 13, may impose an additional financial penalty on the Trainer.
53.3 The Authority may decide not to take Disciplinary Action against a Trainer under Paragraph 53.2 only if the Trainer satisfies the Authority that
- 53.3.1 the Prohibited Substance was not administered intentionally by the Trainer or by any other Person (whether or not connected with the Trainer in any way), and
53.3.2 the Trainer had taken all reasonable precautions to avoid contravening this Rule.
53.4 Any Disciplinary Action taken against a Trainer under Paragraph 53.2 is
- 53.4.1 additional to any disqualification or suspension of the horse that may be ordered under Chapter 3 of Part (A)6, and
53.4.2 without prejudice to any other Disciplinary Action that may be taken against any Person for contravention of Rule (A)27 (general prohibition on administering a prohibited substance to a horse).