VIC - Steroid Testing - APG yearlings

30 January 2019

HRV Stewards and veterinarians have been collecting out-of-competition samples from yearlings scheduled to be sold at the upcoming Australian Pacing Gold (APG) sales in Melbourne on Sunday 3 February 2019.

All samples collected have been subjected to testing by Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) on their steroid screening test, which 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 Australian harness racing rules, introduced in May 2014, which banned the use of steroids at all times.