Effective March 2, 2020
CHAPTER 1 – MANDATE AND PRELIMINARY
1.10 The past performance statistics, racelines, horse identification, breeding, and horse ownership data, compiled by Standardbred Canada, shall be deemed to be the official records for the Standardbred industry in Ontario, and for the purpose of producing race programs, as required by Rule 7.04, for the use of the Standardbred industry and the general public.
1.11 The records of
monetary penalties, suspensions, licence conditions, drivers’ statistics and infraction records, race results, purse winnings for horses and participants, and past performance and other statistics compiled by Standardbred Canada shall be deemed to be the official records and statistics for use by the Standardbred breeding and racing industry for the support of Standardbred racing and breeding.
1.12 Notwithstanding Rule 3.02, Standardbred Canada shall license and accredit trainers, drivers and other officials and participants as designated by the Registrar and further, the Registrar will recognize such licenses of the United States Trotting Association.
Standardbred Canada shall supply to all member or non-member tracks which have entered into a contract for services all their Association past performance statistics and any records of monetary penalties, suspensions, licence conditions, drivers’ statistics and infraction records, race results, purse winnings for horses and participants and other statistics used by the Standardbred racing and breeding Industry in Ontario and shall submit for approval to the Registrar annually the rate schedule for the provision of these services.
CHAPTER 2 – DEFINITIONS
Authorized agent means a person appointed by a licensee on whose behalf he/she is acting as agent. The appointment must be made by a document executed in writing, specify the authorities delegated to the agent, and be available for presentation when requested by an official. A copy of this document shall be filed with the Commission and any changes to, or revocation of such appointment by the issuer must also be filed immediately with the Commission.
Authorized Agent is a person licensed by the Commission and authorized by a licensed owner to claim horses on the owner’s behalf.
EIPH Program - The Ontario Standardbred Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage Program, (hereinafter referred to as the “EIPH Program” in these Rules) consists of a controlled medication program whereby furosemide shall be administered to horses certified to receive same while in competition in pari-mutuel races with the Rules established by the Commission and in accordance with the provisions of the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations under the Criminal Code (Canada).
CHAPTER 3 – LICENCES
3.03.01 An applicant for a licence shall complete an
written application, pay a ny fee required fee by the Rules, submit satisfactory evidence of identity, evidence of financial responsibility and further information and documentation as required submit satisfactory evidence of identity, including photographs, and furnish evidence of financial responsibility. Every person licensed by the Commission is deemed to have agreed to abide by the conditions set out in the application for the licence, the licence itself, the Act, the Rules and regulations thereunder.
In an emergency situation, a temporary licence may be issued for an owner or trainer by completion of an Application for Standardbred Licence Form (for example John Doe, Owner, per Richard Doe, Trainer). A non-refundable fee shall be charged for such temporary licence status. The temporary licence status shall be revoked 14 clear days from the date of issuance of the temporary licence status, or upon receipt of a completed application form and payment from the owner, whichever comes first. In any event, the licence must be completed and paid for within the next 30 clear days following the issuance of the temporary licence.
In an emergency situation, if an application has been received along with the required fees, a temporary licence may be issued. The temporary licence is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance, unless otherwise notified by the Commission.
3.03.03 Notwithstanding rule 3.02, the Registrar will recognize for non-residents participating in racing in Ontario, valid licences from recognized racing jurisdictions that have an agreement with the Commission or the National Racing Compact. In order to be recognized the licensee must be in good standing in all jurisdictions and have provided the Commission with
file or have filed on his or her behalf a Commission a reciprocal licensing form or other form approved by the Registrar, outlining name, address and licensing particulars, prior to racing. For the purpose of this rule, a non-resident of Ontario shall have the definition attributed to a non-resident of Canada in the Income Tax Act (Canada). Non-residents of Ontario who have provided filed or who have had filed on their behalf a reciprocal licensing form shall be deemed to be licensees of the Commission and subject to the Commission Rules and Registrar’s Directives. A validation sticker will be affixed upon request to licences when required for the purposes of allowing the recognized licensee access to those areas of the racing associations where the licensee is obliged to perform his or her duties.
3.04 A licensee must provide and ensure that
serve the Registrar receives with a written notice of any change in permanent address not later than five (5) days after the change.
Deleted. Anyone under the age of 18 applying for a licence must provide a parental consent submission. Any application for a person 16 years of age or younger must be approved by a Judge. A person under 10 years of age is only eligible for an owner’s licence, unless otherwise approved by the Judges.
3.07.02 The Association shall ensure that no individual enters or is permitted to enter the restricted area of the Association unless that individual:
(b) Is a guest of a licensee who has in his or her possession a valid licence issued to that licensee and the guest is signed-in by that licensee and the Association has issued to the guest a “guest pass” which the guest is obliged to have in his or her possession while in the restricted area of the Association and to produce to an authorized representative of the Association, a racing official or the Registrar.
Any Association that fails to comply with this rule, after written notice from the Registrar, shall be subject to a monetary penalty.
3.09.01 (c) All of the terms of a trainer’s engagement should be set out in a written contract between the owner and trainer. At a minimum, a trainer shall advise an owner in writing
written form as to the services to be provided by the trainer for which the owner is to be financially responsible, the trainer’s rate schedule including day rate and commissions on purses earned by the horses and the terms of payment;
3.11.01 Any licensee who is required to be employed by another licensee, or who employs other licensees, must provide the name of his or her applicable employers or employees on their application, or make a regulatory submission, and update the information if it changes.
3.13 Any person making any false, untrue or misleading statement on an application for a licence or registration, or on any other document or examination required for licensing or pursuant to the Rules, may be denied such a licence or registration or may be subject to a monetary penalty or suspended.
CHAPTER 5 – JUDGES AND RACING OFFICIALS
5.05 A person, unless accredited by Standardbred Canada, will not be licensed by the Commission in the following roles
b. Race Secretary;
c. Assistant Race Secretary;
d. Starter (accredited starters are recognized as accredited patrol judges);
e. Paddock Judge;
f. Patrol Judge
g. Charter (effective July 1, 2008).
special showing of any past race the video tape, when available, of any race shall be ordered by the Judges upon the written request of any owner, driver or trainer who had a horse start in such a race, and such showing shall be held at a time fixed by the Judges as soon as practical after the race in question. A special showing of any past race the video tape, when available, of any race also shall be ordered by the Judges upon request in writing of a member of the public, which showing shall be at a time and place fixed by the Judges. At least one of the three Judges shall attend all showings of the race video tape and shall explain to those present at the showing what happened in the review. race as reflected by the tape.
CHAPTER 6 – VIOLATIONS, PENALTIES AND EXPULSIONS
6.12 Any participant who has been assessed a monetary penalty, suspended or expelled, may be advised verbally by an official, which shall constitute proper notice. In any event,
written or printed notice thereof shall be delivered to the person penalized. notice shall be posted immediately at the office of the Racing Association and notice shall be forwarded immediately to the Commission and Standardbred Canada.
6.30 No licensee
An owner, lessee, agent, trainer or driver who has declared a horse to a race shall not demand of the Association a bonus of money, or special award, or consideration, as a condition for starting the horse. 6.47.09 The Registrar may provide or cause to be provided to Associations, Standardbred Canada or similar entities information that a horse has died and date of death.
6.5 When a change of ownership of a horse racing in Ontario has occurred, the former owner
or his/her agent must make the written medical history of that horse available upon request to the new owner or his/her agent within 72 hours of the request. Failure or refusal to provide the written medical history may result in a monetary penalty and/or suspension. The request for medical records must be made within 30 days of any transfer.
6.51 For the purposes of Rule 6.50, the
written medical history of the horse shall include the records of administration, including brand and date for:
6.52 No person, other than a veterinarian licensed by the Commission, shall have or use Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy or Radial Pulse Wave Therapy on any race horse and the following conditions of use must be met:
a. Be used only for a valid diagnostic or therapeutic treatment or procedure;
b. No treatment or procedure is allowed within 4 days (96 hours) prior to competing in a race, which includes a qualifying race; and
c. Any treatment or procedure must be recorded, including the date and time, and maintained as part of the record of the horse.
CHAPTER 7 – RACING ASSOCIATIONS
7.04 At extended meetings where pari-mutuel wagering is conducted, Associations shall make available to the public in an easily accessible manner, a
printed program which shall provide as a minimum:
(n) At least weekly, a list of abridged Rulings issued by the Judges at that meeting, plus any abridged Rulings of the Registrar or Commission Administration.
7.16.08 An Association may retain the services of or delegate responsibilities that are permitted to be delegated under this Rule to a licensed Purse Account Manager provided that:
(a) There is a
written agreement between the Association and the Purse Account Manager that has been filed with the Registrar, which shall be provided to the Registrar upon request.
CHAPTER 8 – COMMISSION VETERINARIANS, OFFICIAL VETERINARIANS AND OTHER VETERINARIANS
8.02 The Commission Veterinarian or Official Veterinarian shall:
(e) Maintain a list called the Veterinarians’ List (Long Term or Short Term - see Rules 20.01.01 and 20.02) on which the Commission Veterinarian or Official Veterinarians shall enter the name of any horse considered unfit, unsound, or not ready for racing. A horse on the Long Term List must qualify and shall be refused declaration until a Commission Veterinarian or Official Veterinarian removes its name from the list. Horses on the Short Term List are automatically removed after eight (8)
seven (7) clear days in accordance with Rule 20.04.
8.10.01 A veterinarian shall:
(c) Advise the trainer or owner
(ii) If no
detection limit elimination guideline is provided for in the Schedule of Drugs, an estimate of the detection limit withdrawal time based upon the veterinarian’s professional opinion, after carrying out such research as is required for him or her to form a professional opinion, and shall maintain a copy of that written advice in his or her records.
d. Advise the trainer or owner
in writing of the potential or anticipated results of the administration of the drug, substance or medication on the horse and shall maintain a copy of that written advice in his or her records; and
e. Advise the trainer or owner
in writing of any potential or anticipated side effects of the administration of the drug, substance or medication, including any that may result from interaction with any other drug, substance or medication that the veterinarian knows, ought to know or has reason to believe is being administered to the horse, and shall maintain a copy of that written advice in his or her records.
8.10.03 A veterinarian may comply with 8.10.01(a) and (b) if he or she obtains the required information from a bona fide representative of the trainer or owner who has been designated by the trainer or owner to act on his or her behalf and the veterinarian has no reason to believe otherwise. A veterinarian may comply with 8.10.01(c), (d) and (e) if he or she provides
the written advice to a bona fide representative of the trainer or owner who has been designated by the trainer or owner to act on his or her behalf and the veterinarian has no reason to believe otherwise.
8.14 A veterinarian who dispenses a drug or medication shall label the container in which the drug or medication is dispensed with the following information:
(i) Name and strength of the drug or medication;
(ii) Date and quantity prescribed;
(iii) Name and address of the dispensing veterinarian;
(iv) Name of the horse for which it is prescribed;
(v) Name of the trainer of the horse;
(vi) The directions for use; and
(vii) Detection limit determined in accordance with Rule 8.10.01.
In the event that a drug or medication is to be dispensed to multiple horses from a single container, such container shall be marked “BARN USE”, and will be exempt from items (ii) and
(iv) above and replaced by a
written log, to include the following information:
(i) Name of the horse for which it is prescribed; and
(ii) Date and quantity prescribed.
CHAPTER 10 – NEEDLES, SYRINGES AND SEIZURES
10.01 No licensee except physicians, Commission Veterinarians or Official Veterinarians or veterinarians licensed by the Commission, or registered veterinary technicians, or veterinary student assistants, or other technicians as permitted by the Judges or Registrar, who are under the supervision of a veterinarian and licensed by the Commission shall, within the grounds of the Association, have in or upon the premises or vehicle which the licensee occupies or has the right to occupy, or in their personal property or effects:
(b) Any injectable (substance capable of being injected) which may be administered by a hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle, or device (known technically as a substance for parenteral administration) without first securing
written permission from the Judges or the Registrar.
CHAPTER 11 – HORSES PERMITTED TO RACE
11.01.02 A horse shall not be eligible to be declared in to race at any raceway unless:
(h). The horse has not been denerved by any method above its pastern. The decision at any given time whether the horse has been denerved shall be the Commission Veterinarian’s or the Official Veterinarian’s;
The horse has not been denerved permanently or temporarily desensitized by any method above its pastern. For the purposes of this rule a horse that has been denerved, blocked with alcohol or any other drug or medicament or procedure that totally desensitizes the volar or plantar nerves, will be deemed to have been denerved. The decision at any given time whether the horse has been denerved shall be the Commission Veterinarian’s or the Official Veterinarian’s.
i. Horses that have been denerved prior to March 2, 2020, will be eligible to race provided the horse was previously on the Commission’s list of denerved horses. No new horses will be added to the Commission’s list of denerved horses.
ii. The Commission shall post a list of all denerved horses.
CHAPTER 14 – OVERNIGHT EVENTS
14.12 In overnight events, not more than one trailer shall be permitted, regardless of the size of the track. At least eight feet per horse must be provided for the starters in the front tier. Exceptions on field sizes can be granted with the
written permission of the Commission.
CHAPTER 15 – CLAIMING RACES
15.01.01 A trainer may claim horses on behalf of an owner(s) only if he/she is properly licensed as an Authorized Agent for that owner(s).
15.08 Claiming certificates are valid on day of issue and
expire 30 days is are valid for up to 1 year. expiring on the date of birth of the certificate holder. These certificates may be applied for at the Association’s licensing office prior to post time on any day of racing.
CHAPTER 16 - ADDED MONEY EVENTS
16.24 The maximum size of fields permitted in any added money event shall be:
(a) For races which go in 1 division no more than 2 trailers;
(b) For races which go in more than 1 division a maximum of 1 trailer.
An Association may elect to go with less than the number of trailers specified in (a) above. Exceptions on field sizes can be granted with the
written permission of the Registrar.
CHAPTER 17 – DECLARATIONS AND DRAWING OF POST POSITIONS
17.06 Declarations submitted by mail,
facsimile, telephone, electronically, or other method approved by the Registrar are acceptable and shall be subject to the same terms and conditions as written declarations, providing evidence of same is deposited in the declaration box before the time specified for declarations to close and provided that adequate program information is furnished by the declarer. The race secretary or licensed delegate is responsible for depositing such declarations. A mail, facsimile, or telephone declaration must state the name of the horse, the event it is to be declared to, and be signed or made by the person who received and deposited it. It is the responsibility of the trainer to ensure that the person declaring a horse which had its last start outside Canada, advises the race secretary of where and when the horse last raced.
CHAPTER 20 – JUDGES’ AND VETERINARIANS’ LISTS
20.01 A horse may be placed on the Judges’ List for the following reasons:
(h) the horse was scratched due to a violation of Rule 22.38;
20.02 A horse that has been placed on the Judges’ List in accordance with the rules will be ineligible to race until removed therefrom, as follows:
(b) Horses on the List in accordance with Rule 20.01.01 (a), and (g)
and (h) shall come off the List after seven (7) clear eight (8) days. Horses on the List in accordance with Rule 20.01.01 (g) may also be removed when documentation has been presented to the satisfaction of the Judges;
20.04.02 A horse which has been scratched sick as a result of a veterinarian’s slip or by order of the Commission Veterinarian or Official Veterinarian shall not be permitted to race, other than to added money events or qualifiers for seven (7) clear eight (8) days from the date of the race from which it was scratched.
(i) A horse which has been scratched lame as a result of a veterinarian’s slip or by order of the Commission Veterinarian or Official Veterinarian shall not be permitted to race or qualify other than in added money events for seven (7) clear eight (8) days from the date of the race from which it was scratched.
20.04.03 A horse which has been scratched twice consecutively as a result of a veterinarian’s slip or by order of the Commission Veterinarian or Official Veterinarian must qualify to race. Such qualifying race must be more than seven (7) clear eight (8) days from the date of the second race from which it was scratched.
20.04.04 A horse scratched in accordance with (g) shall not be permitted to race other than to added money events for seven (7) clear eight (8) days from the date of the race from which it was scratched.
20.05 A horse that bleeds in a race in Ontario for the first time will be placed on the Veterinarian’s List. (a) If it is on the EIPH Program, it will also be placed on the long term Veterinarian’s List and suspended for 14 days from the date of the race in which it bled; (b) If a horse on the EIPH Program bleeds in a race in Ontario a second time within 365 days of the first time it bled in a race in Ontario, it will be suspended from racing in Ontario for 90 days from the date of the race in which it bled a second time; (c) If a horse on the EIPH Program bleeds in a race in Ontario a third time within 365 days of the first time it bled in a race in Ontario, it will be suspended for 365 days from racing in Ontario from the date of the race in which it bled a third time; (d) In any of the above occasions the owner/trainer has the option to have the horse examined with a fibreoptic bronchoscope by a veterinarian licensed to practice in Ontario by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario and the Commission. The horse must be examined within two hours of the race in question in which it was alleged to have bled. If the veterinarian certifies, in writing, to the Commission that on bronchoscopic examination there was no blood in the trachea or bronchi, the horse shall be exempted from suspension under this Rule.
(Note: replaced by new SB 35.11.00-35.11.02)
CHAPTER 22 – RACING RULES
22.35 If, during the preliminary scores or during a race a driver is unseated in such a manner that he/she falls to the ground, the Judges may direct the driver to obtain a medical certificate acceptable to the Commission, confirming that the driver is clear
to report to the infirmary or to the emergency department of the nearest hospital for examination and receive written clearance to continue with driving assignments on that day of racing.
22.39 An owner and/or trainer wishing to race a horse upon the grounds of an Association in accordance with the regulations set forth by the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency for the use of penicillin G procaine must so declare on the applicable form which fulfills the requirements of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency. This form must be signed by the horse’s veterinarian or trainer and deposited in a locked box in a place designated by the Registrar or provided to a test inspector no
later than one half (½) hour before the post time of the race in which the horse is entered.
22.39 Subject to the regulations set forth by the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency, an owner and/or trainer racing a horse with penicillin G procaine must advise the test inspector no later than ½ an hour before the post time of the race in which the horse is entered.
CHAPTER 26 – TRAINERS AND GROOMS
26.09 Applicants for groom’s licences must be bona fide grooms and must have their status confirmed by the trainer actively utilizing their services.
A person under 10 years of age will not be issued a groom licence.
26.11 It shall be the responsibility of a trainer to refuse employment to any person required to be licensed when he/she has reason to believe that the person has not been licensed by the Commission
or Standardbred Canada, where applicable. He/she is required to report the circumstances to the Judges. A monetary penalty may be imposed for a violation of this rule.
CHAPTER 29 – RACE SECRETARY
29.01 The race secretary shall:
(i) Using the Standardbred Canada database the Race Secretary is required to inform the printer of the program, by way of the Standardbred Canada database, of the horses treated with Furosemide for the start for which the program is printed but not so treated for their last start, and horses treated with Furosemide for their last start but not so treated for the start for which the program is printed, as more specifically set forth below: L Denotes horse treated with Furosemide Denotes horses treated with Furosemide for the first time Denotes horses not treated with Furosemide but who were previously treated with Furosemide
(Note: replaced by R. 35. 13)
CHAPTER 31 – STANDARDBRED CANADA FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
31.01 A Standardbred Canada field representative shall:
(a) Represent Standardbred Canada
during at least two consecutive hours to provide services to racing participants; and
(b) Input to and maintain accurately the Standardbred Canada database, including:
(i) Adding non-Ontario horses to the data base when racing for the first time at tracks in Ontario;
(ii) Recording racelines not already on the database, immediately upon receipt of same;
(iii) Inputting changes of ownership to the data base, necessitated by claims and transfers;
(iv) Inputting change of sex information for horses to the data base;
(v) inputting all race results and printing reports for all types of races to the data base as soon as they become available, and providing reports to the Judges and the charter for proof reading and verification by the Judges before completion of the program;
(vi) Inputting Coggins’ Test information from laboratory certificates
and removing horses from Judges’ List if required, immediately upon receipt of such test result; and (vii) Updating and maintaining Judges’ List, on the written instruction of a Judge; (viii) Inputting requests for first-time starters and maintaining individual track files of such requests and requests for hard-copy certificates; (ix) Insuring eligibility of first-time starters by adding same to electronic eligibility system; (x) Inputting suspensions to the data base, and removing same upon written request of a Judge; (xi) Deleted. (xii) Maintaining a list of all horses enrolled in the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage Program to be made available to the Chief Test Inspector or to his designate at least five (5) hours before the post time; (xiii) Recording the date of a horse’s initial or most recent certification in the program; and
(xiv) Maintaining the past performance line of the horses, indicating when Furosemide was used and when it was not used, as the case may be.
CHAPTER 32 – PADDOCK JUDGE AND EQUIPMENT INSPECTOR
32.01 The paddock judge shall:
d) Be responsible for the equipment inspector who shall keep a record of the equipment and harness worn by every horse racing at the meeting. The equipment and harness worn by every horse shall be checked in the paddock against such records before each race. All changes from the previous race shall be noted and the Judges notified if an
written authorization on the prescribed form is not presented for any change of equipment;
CHAPTER 34 – CHARTER
34.01 An Association shall appoint at least one charter who shall be responsible for properly and accurately completing the official chart by doing the following:
(xv) In the case of horses enrolled in the
Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage EIPH Program, the appropriate symbol for Furosemide use as set forth in Chapter 31 hereof is assigned to the racelines for each certified horse. recording the horses’ status consistent with Rule 35.13.
Chapter 35 – ONTARIO STANDARDBRED EXERCISE INDUCED PULMONARY HAEMORRHAGE (EIPH) PROGRAM
All licensees owning or training a horse or horses participating in the
|35.02.01 A veterinarian who is duly licensed by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario and the Commission who certifies that a horse displays symptoms of Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) shall, upon request, issue Form 1 to the trainer of the horse. 35.02.02 Any owner or trainer who intends to race a horse within the EIPH Program that is properly certified as per Rule 35.02.01 is required to submit the Form 1 certificate to a Standardbred Canada representative. The Standardbred Canada representative shall cause the Form 1 to be entered into the Standardbred Canada computer data indicating that the subject horse has been certified to receive Furosemide. Such information shall be entered into the computer by the Standardbred Canada representative at or before the time of the entry of the horse into the race following the date upon which it was certified. 35.02.03 Deleted. 35.02.04 The Form 1 certificate shall, in no case, be valid for any period which is the earlier of 30 days from the date upon which the veterinarian licensed by the Commission certified that the horse was qualified to perform on Furosemide or until the first time the horse races in a pari- mutuel race following the issuance of said certificate by the veterinarian. In any case, the certificate must properly identify the horse entitled to receive Furosemide. 35.02.05 Where a horse has bled in another jurisdiction the Commission Veterinarian shall certify that horse as being eligible to contest races when using Furosemide upon presentation by the owner or trainer of the subject horse of a duly completed Form 2 containing certification from a veterinarian licensed in another jurisdiction recognized Commission that the horse displays symptoms of EIPH.
After a horse is certified as a bleeder, the said horse may not race for
If a horse has been enrolled in the EIPH Program, it shall remain on the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) List for 100
All racing associations shall provide a secure retention facility for the
The veterinarian or his or her designate shall intravenously administer to the horse a dosage of Furosemide which is no less than 150 mg.
35.07.05 The trainer, or his or her authorized representative with a valid licence, shall remain with the certified horse from the time of its arrival in the retention facility until it is removed there from after having been medicated or scratched. During the time that the horse is in the retention facility the trainer or a duly licensed representative, is responsible to give such assistance as is required by the veterinarian or his designate or such other person involved in the EIPH Program in identifying the horse and guarding the horse from the administration of any other substance. Any horse left unattended for any time during the period when it is in the retention barn shall be automatically scratched and the trainer thereof shall be deemed to have violated this rule and may be subject to discipline by the Judges in accordance with Rule 6.01.
35. 01 All AGCO licensed owners, trainers, assistant trainers and veterinarians may complete an EIPH Program - Add or Remove Horse (Ordinarily Competing in Ontario) Submission in order to place a horse on the EIPH Program. Such submissions shall contain certification by an AGCO licensed veterinarian to the effect that the horse has displayed symptoms of EIPH or that through consultation with the trainer or owner, it is in the horse’s best interest to be placed on the EIPH Program.
For a horse not ordinarily competing in Ontario that has past performance lines showing that for the horse’s last start in a foreign jurisdiction the horse competed on furosemide, they will be placed on the EIPH Program. Those who do not want their horses to be on the EIPH Program are required to complete an EIPH Program - Horse Opt-Out (Shipping in to Compete in Ontario) Submission to opt-out of the program. This submission may be submitted by the owners, trainer, or assistant trainers of the horse, and is only applicable to a horse that is being shipped in from other jurisdictions and has not been enrolled in the EIPH Program prior to the time of entry of the subject race. This submission must be submitted to AGCO by time of entry.
For a horse not ordinarily competing in Ontario that does not have past performance lines showing that for the horse’s last start in a foreign jurisdiction the horse competed on furosemide, the Registrar, by time of entry, must receive a regulatory submission with documentation certifying that the horse has qualified for the EIPH Program in the jurisdiction in which it is enrolled. Notwithstanding the above, the Judges may accept an entry provided the documentation from the foreign jurisdiction is filed and accepted by the Stewards, four and one half (4 ½) hours before post time of the race for which the horse is entered.
35.02 To be valid, the EIPH Program – Add or Remove Horse (Ordinarily Competing in Ontario) Submission must be provided to the Commission:
a) within 30 days of the veterinary consultation, observation or examination having taken place; and
b) submitted by time of entry.
The day the consultation, observation or examination took place shall be the horse’s first day on the EIPH list and the horse will be eligible to race 14 days thereafter for the EIPH Program – Add Horse (Ordinarily Competing in Ontario) Submission.
Notwithstanding the above, the Judges may accept an entry provided any required documentation is filed with and accepted by the Judges, four and one half (4 ½) hours before post time of the race for which the horse is entered.
35.03 No horse is accepted to the EIPH Program until the Commission has confirmed the horse has been placed on the program.
35.04 The status of all horses enrolled in the EIPH Program must be declared on the entry form at the time of entry.
35.05 Any horse that is declared as eligible (hereinafter called “certified horse”) to receive furosemide on the entry form must have, in fact, been accepted to the EIPH Program at the time of such declaration. Any licensee who falsely declares that the horse has been enrolled in the EIPH Program when such horse is not a certified horse shall be deemed to have violated these rules by such false declaration .
35.06 EIPH horses shipping in from a foreign jurisdiction wishing to compete in Ontario using furosemide must be acceptable to the EIPH Program and it shall be a violation to falsely declare that the horse is acceptable to be enrolled in the EIPH Program.
35.07 Any certified horse must be presented by the owner or trainer, or his or her duly licensed representative at a retention facility at the track where the horse is racing on that occasion at least four hours and fifteen minutes prior to the post time as published on the overnight sheet of the race in question and shall remain there until medicated with the correct dosage of furosemide. Any certified horse that does not receive furosemide no earlier than four hours and fifteen minutes and no later than three hours and forty-five minutes before the published post time for the race in which it is entered to compete shall be automatically scratched.
35.08 The certified horse must be medicated with the a dosage of furosemide which is no less than 150 mg and no more than 250 mg intravenously by the designated EIPH Program technician or EIPH Program veterinarian (or, in the presence of that designated technician or veterinarian, by an AGCO licensed veterinarian who shall use only furosemide, syringes and needles supplied by the designated technician or veterinarian).
35.09 In the event that an owner or trainer, as the case may be, has failed to assure that the certified horse was medicated, the owner or trainer shall be in violation of these rules .
35.10 Any trainer of a horse that has been certified to receive furosemide in accordance with the provisions of the EIPH Program, who fails or refuses, without reasonable justification, to have the certified horse injected with furosemide within the time limited in accordance with the provisions of the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations under the Criminal Code (Canada) and these rules for any race in which the horse is programmed to start shall be deemed to have committed a breach of these rules.
35.11.00 A horse that bleeds from the nostrils (epistaxis) in a race in Ontario, or that is observed by the Commission Veterinarian or Official Veterinarian bleeding from the nostrils within an hour of a race for the first time within a 365 day period will be placed on the Bleeder List. It will also be suspended for 14 days from the date of the race in which it bled.
35.11.01 If a horse bleeds from the nostrils (epistaxis) in a race, or is observed by the Commission Veterinarian or Official Veterinarian bleeding from the nostrils (epistaxis) within an hour of a race for the second time within a 365 day period, it will be placed on the Bleeder List. It will also be suspended for 90 days from the date of the race in which it bled for the second time.
35.11.02 If a horse bleeds from the nostrils (epistaxis) in a race, or is observed by the Commission Veterinarian or Official Veterinarian bleeding from the nostrils within an hour of a race for the third time within a 365 day period it will be placed on the Bleeder List. It will also be suspended for 365 days from racing from the date of the race in which it bled for the third time.
35.11.03 In the event that a horse bleeds from its nostrils in violation of rules 35.11.00 – 36.11.02, the owner/trainer has the option to have the horse examined with a flexible endoscope by a veterinarian licensed by the Commission. The horse must be examined within two hours of the race in question. If the veterinarian certifies to the Judges, that on bronchoscopic examination there was no blood in the trachea or bronchi, the Judges may waive the provisions of 35.11.00 – 35.11.02.
35.12 A certified horse must remain on the EIPH Program for 100 days calculated from the date of its initial or most recent certification, regardless of any change of owner or trainer. For any horse on an EIPH Program in another Canadian province, where the AGCO can confirm the exact date the horse was duly registered on their program, that date shall be used to calculate the 100 days.
35.12.01 After being on the EIPH Program for at least 100 days, such horse may be removed from the EIPH Program after completing an EIPH Program –Add or Remove Horse (Ordinarily Competing in Ontario) Submission. After the AGCO has confirmed that the horse has been removed from the EIPH Program, the horse shall be eligible to be entered to race without being treated with furosemide prior to racing. If such horse bleeds, it may be readmitted to the EIPH Program upon completing an EIPH Program - Add or Remove Horse (Ordinarily Competing in Ontario) Submission.
35.13 Each racing association is responsible for ensuring that a horse’s status with respect to the EIPH Program is provided in the race program.