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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 1 - THE STEWARDS - (B)1 to (B)18


8. Riders

8.1 The Stewards may

8.1.1 at any time order an examination by a Racecourse Medical Officer of any Rider who is declared to ride under Rule (F)92 or who has ridden in a race;
8.1.2 in the case of a Rider selected for testing for banned substances or notifiable medications in accordance with the procedures set out in Schedule (D)4 Part 4, grant him exemption from providing a sample;
8.1.3 at any time with justifiable cause order a Rider to submit himself to off-course testing for the presence of any banned substance or notifiable medication.

8.2 If the Racecourse Medical Officer considers it appropriate to do so, an examination under Paragraph 8.1.1 may include the taking from the rider's body of samples for subsequent analysis of blood, urine, breath, sweat, saliva, or any other fluid.
8.3 Where the Stewards make an order under Paragraph 8.1.3, the Authority's Chief Medical Adviser must be notified in confidence immediately in order for him to arrange off-course testing in accordance with the procedures under Schedule (D)4 Part 8 (this testing will normally take place within 24 to 48 hours of notification).
8.4 Any Rider who fails without good reason to comply with any order made under this Rule shall be taken to have contravened a requirement imposed on him by these Rules.
8.5 Racecourse Medical Officer means any registered medical practitioner who is engaged by the Racecourse Managing Executive to provide medical cover for Riders at a race meeting held at the racecourse.