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Steroid testing - Yearling Sales

06:37 PM 28 Jan 2015 NZDT
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Steroid screening test
Steroid screening test

Throughout December 2014 and January 2015, Harness Racing Victoria Stewards and veterinarians have been collecting out of competition blood samples from yearlings scheduled to be sold at the upcoming Australian Pacing Gold (APG) Sales in Melbourne on Sunday 1 February 2015.

Samples have been collected from approximately 1/3 of the 210 lots to be sold at the sales.

All blood samples collected have been subjected to testing by Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) on their newly expanded steroid screening test, which covers over 40 targets, and is understood to be the most comprehensive screening test in operation in Australia.

RASL report that all of the analysed samples are clear of steroids.

HRV wish to acknowledge the significant support of APG in assisting HRV’s efforts to ensure compliance with the national harness racing rules, introduced in May 2014, which banned the use of steroids at all times. 

Harness Racing Victoria

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