PART 4 - PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES - (C)50 to (C)63
54. Positive test of sample taken on presentation for stalls test
54.1 Paragraph 54.2 applies where Samples are taken from a horse which is presented at a racecourse for a starting stalls test.
54.2 If a Sample for a horse tests positive for a Prohibited Substance that is listed in Paragraph 4 of Schedule 6, the Authority will impose a financial penalty on the Trainer of the horse.
54.3 The Authority may decide not to take Disciplinary Action against a Trainer under Paragraph 54.2 only if the Trainer satisfies the Authority that
- 54.3.1 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
54.3.2 the Trainer had taken all reasonable precautions to avoid contravening this Rule.
54.4 Any Disciplinary Action taken against a Trainer under Paragraph 54.2 is
- 54.4.1 additional to any disqualification or suspension of the horse that may be ordered under Chapter 3 of Part (A)6, and
54.4.2 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).
54.5 Any order suspending a horse under Chapter 3 of Part (A)6 may be made subject to the condition that the suspension is to continue until the horse has undergone a satisfactory starting stalls test.
54.6 Where a condition is imposed under Paragraph 54.5, the starting stalls test must not be carried out until at least 28 days after the date stated on the Certificate of Analysis for the Sample that tested positive.