Any horse scratched by the AGCO Veterinarian or Official Veterinarians is placed on this 7 day list. Horses can be placed on this list for reasons of illness, overall soundness or fitness to race. While on the list, the horse is not eligible to be entered.
Horses that have been nerved must be declared as per the AGCO Rules of Thoroughbred Racing 15.02.4. Horses that have been nerve-blocked, desensitizing the volar or plantar nerves through any combination of alcohol, drug, or procedure shall be placed on this list.
Horses using Procaine must be declared as per the AGCO Rules of Thoroughbred Racing 6.42. Horses will remain on this list for no less then 21 days following the last reported use of this medication.
The Stewards of Thoroughbred racing may place the name of any horse on the Steward’s List for any reason they may deem to be proper. While on this list, the horse may not race or be entered into a race, as per AGCO Rules of Thoroughbred Racing 16.11.
EIPH or Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage is the condition of bleeding (haemorrhage) from blood vessels within the lung (pulmonary) which occurs during strenuous exercise. The condition is felt to be controlled through the medical application of furosemide, which has the effect of lowering the blood pressure and controlling the condition. A managed and controlled EIPH Program has been in place in Ontario since 1991 for both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing at participating racetracks. Under strict guidelines, horses are allowed to enter the program and publication of their inclusion in the program is included in the race program for the information of the general public.