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The Orders and Rules of Racing

2. Equine Anti-Doping Rule Violations


2.2 Use or Attempted Use of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method.

2.2.1 It is the personal responsibility of each Responsible Person to ensure that no Prohibited Substance enters a Horse's body and that no Prohibited Method is used. Accordingly, it is not necessary that intent, fault, negligence or knowing Use on the part of the Responsible Person be demonstrated in order to establish an equine anti-doping rule violation for the Use of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method. In accordance with the definition of Attempt, demonstrating the Attempted Use of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method requires proof of intent but that fact does not undermine the strict liability principle established for violations of Rules 2.1 and 2.2 in respect of the Use of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method.
2.2.2 The success or failure of the Use or Attempted Use of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method is not material. It is sufficient that the Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method was Used or Attempted to be Used for an equine anti-doping rule violation to be committed.
2.2.3 Under the strict liability principle, a Responsible Person shall be liable under Rules 2.1 and 2.2 even if the Use or Attempted Use of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method was undertaken by a member of his Support Personnel. A Responsible Person is ultimately responsible for the actions of his Support Personnel.
2.2.4 The application of Rule 2.2.3 above does not exclude members of a Responsible Person's Support Personnel from being considered additionally liable for other violations of this Rule 2 should the circumstances so warrant.
2.2.5 The Use Out-of-Competition of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method that is not prohibited at all times will not constitute an equine anti-doping rule violation under these Equine Anti-Doping Rules.