Pre-race Elective Sample Testing

The ERA offers this service which allows trainers to determine the suitability for racing of horses which have been treated with therapeutic medications. Information related to the format, timeframe and cost of the procedure is available from the ERA Veterinary Officer.

Trainers should be aware that, advice from the ERA that a sample, for which a pre-race elective testing was requested, is clear of the substance(s), will not absolve trainers from their responsibility to present their horses to race free of any Prohibited Substance.