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Breeders' Cup drug-ban policy


August 26, 2009     E-mail this page to a friend!

Effective with the 2009 Breedersí Cup World Championships, for any horse participating in a World Championships race that is found by the racing regulatory agency in the jurisdiction where the race is conducted to have tested positive for any substance listed under Class 1 or Class 2 in the Association of Racing Commissioners International Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances or to have violated the steroid rule in effect where the race is conducted, in addition to any penalties imposed by the racing regulatory agency in the jurisdiction, the following sanctions shall be imposed:

(i) the horse shall be disqualified to last in the race and any purse earned by the horse shall be forfeited and redistributed in accordance with the revised order of finish;

(ii) in the event of a first violation of the prohibited substance rule in a World Championships race, the horseís trainer and all horses directly or indirectly in such trainerís care shall be ineligible to participate in the World Championships races conducted in the year immediately following the final determination that such trainerís horse violated the prohibited substance rule;

(iii) in the event of a second violation of the prohibited substance rule by a trainer in a World Championships race, the trainer and all horses directly or indirectly in such trainerís care shall be ineligible to participate in the World Championships races conducted in the two years immediately following the final determination that such trainerís horse violated the prohibited substance rule a second time;

(iv) in the event of a third violation of the prohibited substance rule by a trainer in a World Championships race, the trainer and all horses directly or indirectly in such trainerís care shall be ineligible to participate in all World Championships races conducted for the remainder of such trainerís life following the final determination that such trainerís horse violated the prohibited substance rule a third time.