Record Number Of Tests: Racing Regulator’s Proactive Policing

NHA lab is hard at work

While it may have passed relatively unnoticed, over 80 horses were subjected to out-of-competition and pre-race testing by the National Horseracing Authority at the Summerveld Training Centre on Friday 30 June and at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Hollywoodbets Durban July day.

NHA CEO Vee Moodley told the Sporting Post that the tests were random and done to ensure compliance and stamp out the use of illegal substances.

NHA CEO Vee Moodley

The following horses were presented to the specimen area for Pre-Race testing.

RACE HORSE TRAINER
3 FLYING BULL G S Kotzen
3 RIVER ROMEO P F Matchett
3 ONE WAY TRAFFIC J S Snaith
3 ARAGOSTA M F De Kock
3 RAISEHALLELUAJH C Dawson
3 NEBRAAS S G Tarry
3 STREET ART A P Peter
3 CRIMSON KING B Crawford
3 SEA MASTER G van Zyl (Jnr)
3 WILLOW’S WISH S G Tarry
3 JIMMY DON E Verdonese

 

RACE HORSE TRAINER
4 FLYING FIRST CLASS D Nieuwenhuizen
4 CYBER TIME L Goosen
4 RED MAPLE S G Tarry
4 WHITE FANG M G Azzie / A Azzie
4 PAPA C D C Howells
4 ARUMAGAM W H Marwing
4 SENSO UNICO V H Marshall
4 SALVATOR MUNDI J S Snaith
4 PRIME EXAMPLE A Fortune
4 FUTURE PEARL S G Tarry
4 REX UNION D Kannemeyer
RACE HORSE TRAINER
7 BLESS MY STARS S G Tarry
7 TIME FLIES B Crawford
7 BILLY BOWLEGS A G Laird
7 DO IT AGAIN J S Snaith
7 SON OF RAJ W H Marwing
7 PUERTO MANZANO (ARG) J J van Vuuren
7 SECOND BASE R Klaasen
7 RAIN IN HOLLAND S G Tarry
7 TRIP OF FORTUNE C Bass-Robinson
RACE HORSE TRAINER
8 MACARA W Whitehead
8 RENY B Crawford
8 EMERITE GINA R R Magner
8 MISS COOL C Dawson
8 GIMME A SHOT M G Azzie / A Azzie
8 AMEENA G S Kotzen
8 GOING UP C Bass-Robinson
8 PRINCESS CALLA S G Tarry
8 TIPSY TARRAGON A P Peter
RACE HORSE TRAINER
9
9 SHELDON J J Van Vuuren
9 SUN BLUSHED M L Roberts
9 COLD FACT A P Peter
9 GLADATORIAN S H Ferrie
9 SWEET PEPPER S G Tarry
9 IPHIKO M F De Kock
9 THUNDERSTRUCK S G Tarry
9 FULL VELOCITY S G Tarry
9 PEARL OF ASIA R A Hill

Summerveld Training Centre : 30.06.2023

The following horses were selected for out of competition testing of specimens for analysis.

HORSE TRAINER
DUAL AGENT G S Kotzen
MYSTERY CACHE G S Kotzen
LORD WILLIAM G S Kotzen
COUNTDOWN G S Kotzen
UNION SQUARE M F De Kock
BLACK THORN M F De Kock
SAFE PASSAGE M F De Kock
DESERT MIRACLE M F De Kock
DAVE THE KING M F De Kock
HUMDINGER M F De Kock
TABEBUIA G van Zyl (Jnr)
FIGHT SONG G van Zyl (Jnr)
MONEY HEIST G van Zyl (Jnr)
AFTER THE RAIN G van Zyl (Jnr)
RUNAWAY SONG D Kannemeyer
COSMIC HIGHWAY D Kannemeyer
PLATINUM SKY D Kannemeyer
MAXIUMUS D Kannemeyer
SILVER DARLING J S Snaith
POMP AND POWER J S Snaith
PACAYA J S Snaith
WITHOUT QUESTION J S Snaith
THE CHARLSTON C Bass-Robinson
DISTANT WINTER C Bass-Robinson
MARINA C Bass-Robinson
GOLDEN HOSTESS C Bass-Robinson
SEE IT AGAIN M L Roberts
RASCALLION V H Marshall
SILVER OPERATOR V H Marshall
SHANGO S G Tarry

It was recently announced that the NHA laboratory recently achieved a 100% external test result.

The Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) supply blind plasma and urine specimens, on an annual basis, to racing laboratories in order for them to confirm their international analysis compliance.

Prohibited substances and metabolites from the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities racing screening and confirmation requirement list are prepared within these specimens at concentrations which are required to be detected and correctly identified.

For many prohibited substances, the concentrations are at low levels. The screening requirement is often more demanding for the forbidden substances (such as anabolic entities, drugs, and pro-drugs).

The NHA Laboratory was recently notified that it achieved a 100% result during this 2023 international racing laboratories proficiency test.

The NHA also reported that during the past 24 months they were informed of full (100%) compliance when a range of their racing negative specimens from different racing centres tested negative at overseas racing laboratories which ‘tested’ them during this time period.

Seven prominent international racing laboratories were involved in this external testing process of NHA specimens, inclusive of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Laboratory.

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