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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 6 - BANNED SUBSTANCES AND NOTIFIABLE MEDICATIONS - (D)58 to (D)67


59. Testing positive for banned substance or notifiable medication

59.1 For the purposes of this Part, any reference to a Sample testing positive for a Banned Substance or Notifiable Medication is to where a laboratory report of the result of an analysis of the Sample shows

59.1.1 in the case of a Banned Substance for which a threshold level is specified in Schedule 3, that the concentration of the substance present in the Sample exceeds the level specified;
59.1.2 otherwise, that the Banned Substance or Notifiable Medication is present in the Sample at the limit of detection using appropriate hybrid analytical techniques (for example, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry).

59.2 The result of the analysis of a Sample taken from a Rider shall be invalidated only if the Rider satisfies the Authority that

59.2.1 there has been a departure from procedures set out in the Protocol, and
59.2.2 this departure casts reasonable doubt on the reliability of any finding derived from the operation of these procedures.

59.3 In connection with Paragraph 59.2.2, the Rider will, for example, have to establish that the departure from the procedures

59.3.1 casts reasonable doubt on the reliability of the result of the analysis of any Sample taken from him; or
59.3.2 casts reasonable doubt on the identity of the Person who provided the Sample.