PART 4 - PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES - (C)50 to (C)63
57. Procedure for racecourse sampling
57.1 The procedures for the handling of any Sample taken under Rule 56 are specified in this Rule.
57.2 The Trainer may witness the procedure, either in person or by a representative qualified to enter the official racecourse stables.
57.3 The Trainer or his representative will be expected to observe
- 57.3.1 the division and transfer of the Sample into the forensic bottles, and
57.3.2 the sealing and labelling, with the appropriate coded label, of the forensic bottles.
57.4 After witnessing these procedures the Trainer or his representative will be expected to sign the coded labels on the forensic bottles and also to sign a declaration to the effect that he has witnessed the procedures and that he was satisfied that they have been complied with.
57.5 If a Trainer or his representative chooses not to witness the sampling procedure he must sign a declaration before the Sample is taken in which he agrees that the integrity of the sampling procedure will not be questioned at a later date.
57.6 Where the sampling procedure is not observed for any reason (including in circumstances specified in Paragraph 57.5) and an unsuccessful challenge is made to the integrity of the procedure, the Authority may order the Trainer to pay some or all of the costs of the challenge incurred by the Authority.