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The Orders and Rules of Racing

SCHEDULES


Schedule 3 - Banned substances and notifiable medications

PART 1

This list is not intended to be exhaustive. The use, deliberate or otherwise, of any substance that may convey an advantage to the rider or impair his capability, judgement, coordination or alertness is banned.

CATEGORIES OF BANNED SUBSTANCES

1. Alcohol - at a threshold in the A sample at or above 54 milligrams per 100 millilitres in urine or 17 micrograms per 100 millilitres in breath (as measured using BHA approved, evidential breath testing equipment).
2. Barbiturates, Thiobarbiturates and related compounds.
3. Cannabinoids (or Cannabis metabolites) - at or above a screening threshold in the A sample of 50 nanograms per millilitre as immunoreactive cannabinoids by immuno-assay and confirmed at or over a threshold of 15 nanograms per millilitre 11-nor-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.
Both measurements must be at or above the stipulated thresholds.
3.1 Any synthetic, semi synthetic or naturally occurring compound that has been shown to have agonist or partial agonist activity at the CB1 or CB2 receptors in the central nervous system
3.2 Rimonabant or any other Cannabinoid receptor antagonist whether used as an appetite suppressant or for any other purpose
4. Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and pro-drugs of GHB (1,4-Butanediol, Gammabutyrolactone) at or above a threshold of 10 micrograms per milliliter.
5. Dissociative Anaesthetics and related substances. Substances in this group include, but are not exclusively restricted to Ketamine, Phencyclidine, Tiletamine and related compounds.
6. Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD).
7. Sibutramine and related compounds.
8. Stimulants - excluding Caffeine, Phenylpropanolamine and Pseudoephedrine (For Ephedrine see paragraph 10 below).
Substances in this group include, but are not exclusively restricted to, Amphetamines, Cocaine, and the "Ecstacy" group e.g.Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), Methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA), and Methylenedioxymethylamphetamine (MDMA). N.B. L-methamphetamine (levo-metamphetamine) is excluded Cocaine metabolites to be screened at 300 nanograms per millilitre and confirmed at 150 nanograms per milliliter.
N.B. Salbutamol, Salmeterol, Formoterol and Terbutaline may be taken by inhaler only.
9. Other prohibited stimulants - Clenbuterol, Benzylpiperazine and its derivatives, Ketoamphetamines, Cathinone and its derivatives, whether naturally occurring, synthetic or semi-synthetic.
10. Ephedrine at or above a threshold in the A sample of 10 micrograms per millilitre in urine.
11. Diuretics - substances in this group include but are not exclusively restricted to Furosemide, Glycerol, Acetazolamide, Spironolactone, Thiazides, Amiloride, Triamterine, Canrenone, Diclofenamide, Chlorthalidone, Bumetanide, Etacrynic acid and Piretanide.
12. Methylphenidate.
13. Modafinil, Armodafinil and related compounds.
14. Opiates and Opioids - excluding Codeine, Dextromethorphan, Ethylmorphine, Loperamide and Pholcodine.
Substances in this group include, but are not exclusively restricted to, Heroin, Methadone, Morphine, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, Tramadol, Tapapentadol, Buprenorphine, Dihydrocodeine and Pethidine. Morphine to be screened at a threshold of 2 micrograms per milliliter in urine.

PART 2

This list is not intended to be exhaustive. The use, deliberate or otherwise, of any substance that may convey an advantage to the rider or impair his capability, judgement, coordination or alertness is banned.

NOTIFIABLE MEDICATIONS

15. Anti-depressants, including but not exclusively restricted to

15.1 Monoamine Oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) including Selegiline
15.2 Tetracyclic Anti-depressants
15.3 Tricyclic Anti-depressants
15.4 5HT reuptake inhibitors and other neurotransmitter re-uptake inhibitors such as Venlafaxine
15.5 Lithium Salts.

16. Benzodiazepines (e.g. Diazepam, Lorazepam, Nitrazepam, Oxazepam, Temazepam) and substances with similar structure or pharmacological activity (e.g. Benzodiazepine receptor agonists, Zaleplon, Zolpidem, Zopiclone).
17. Sedative medications including the H1 receptor antagonists (e.g. Diphenhydramine, Promethazine and Trimeprazine) as well as medications such as Chloral Hydrate and Meprobromate.
18. Anti-Psychotic drugs including Chlorpromazine, Clozaril, Haloperidol, Olanzapine, Phenothiazines, Atypical anti-psychotic drugs, Melatonin agonists (e.g. Ramelteon) and related substances.