Testing pilot project at Western Fair nears completion

05:28 AM 17 May 2014 NZST
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In November 2013, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) and the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) launched a pilot project allowing for the collection of Official (blood) samples at the same time as TCO2 samples. The pilot has been operating at The Raceway at Western Fair District.

The combined testing pilot will be completed on May 19, 2014.

Here is the notice that was sent out.

In November 2013, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) and the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) launched a pilot project allowing for the collection of Official (blood) samples at the same time as TCO2 samples. The pilot has been operating at The Raceway at Western Fair District.

The combined testing pilot will be completed on May 19, 2014. For the remainder of the race dates at the Raceway at Western Fair District, a number of additional efficiencies will be made to the testing programs. During this time, your horse may be required to produce a pre-race or post-race Official sample.

Racing Forensics staff will be distributing brief surveys to participants during the remaining race dates. The responses to the survey questions will assist in the evaluation of the pilot.

The ORC, CPMA and Racing Forensics would like to thank all participants for their cooperation throughout the pilot project period.

For any inquiries please contact ORC Judge Rob McKay (905) 379-7341 (ORC) or Dr. Adam Chambers (289) 339-3836 (CPMA).

From Rob McKinney, for Ontario Racing Commission

 

 

 

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