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The Orders and Rules of Racing

SCHEDULES


Schedule 3 - Sample Collection Procedures

1. Sampling at racecourse

1.1 This Paragraph applies where, in the course of examination by order of the Stewards under Part (B)1, Samples are to be taken from any horse which has been declared to run under Rule (F)89 or is otherwise at a racecourse.

1.2 The sampling must be carried out at the sampling unit at the racecourse, unless the Approved Person directs otherwise.

1.3 The Analysis will be undertaken at such times and in such manner as the Authority may from time to time instruct.

1.4 The Stewards may

1.4.1 direct that the sampling is to include the taking of Samples for subsequent Analysis, and
1.4.2 require that the horse be kept in the official racecourse stables for more extensive examination for any period ending up to 24 hours after the time of the race which the horse ran or was entered to run.

1.5 For the purposes of sampling under this Paragraph, the Trainer of the horse must ensure that

1.5.1 the horse's passport, or
1.5.2 if it does not have one, an equivalent document certifying the horse's identity,

is available for inspection at the time of the examination.

1.6 Where a horse is ordered to be detained in official racecourse stables under Paragraph 1.4.2, the Trainer may, by application to the Authority to be made through the Clerk of the Course of the meeting, claim for any additional expense incurred.

2. Procedure for racecourse sampling

2.1 The procedures for the handling of any Sample taken under Paragraph 1 are specified in this Paragraph.

2.2 The Trainer may witness the procedure, either in person or by a representative qualified to enter the official racecourse stables.

2.3 The Trainer or his representative will be expected to observe

2.3.1 the division and transfer of the Sample into the forensic bottles, and
2.3.2 the sealing and labelling, with the appropriate coded label, of the forensic bottles.

2.4 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 unless he has expressed concerns to the Approved Person who is conducting the sampling, he is satisfied that they have been complied with.

2.5 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.

2.6 Where the sampling procedure is not observed for any reason (including in circumstances specified in Paragraph 2.5) 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.

3. Procedure for Out-of-Competition sampling other than at a racecourse

3.1 The procedures for the handling of any Out-of-Competition Sample taken other than on a racecourse are specified in this Paragraph.
3.2 For the purposes of sampling under this Paragraph, the Responsible Person of the horse must ensure that

3.2.1 the horse's passport, or
3.2.2 if it does not have one, an equivalent document certifying the horse's identity,

is available for inspection at the time of the examination.

3.3 The Responsible Person or their representative must witness the procedure.
3.4 The Responsible Person or their representative will be expected to observe

3.4.1 the division and transfer of the Sample into the forensic bottles, or bags, and
3.4.2 the sealing and labelling, with the appropriate coded label, of the forensic bottles, or bags.

3.5 After witnessing these procedures the Responsible Person or their 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 these procedures, and that save for any concerns expressed on the documentation, he was satisfied with how they have been carried out.