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TCO2 Pilot Program Almost Complete

Published: May 16, 2014 1:37 pm ET

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In November of last year, the Ontario Racing Commission and the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency launched a pilot project at The Raceway at Western Fair District which allowed for the collection of official blood samples at the same time as TCO2 samples.

The ORC announced on Friday, May 16 that the combined testing pilot will be completed on May 19, 2014. For the remainder of the race dates at the WFD, a number of additional efficiencies will be made to the testing programs. During this time, your horse may be required to produce a pre-race or post-race official sample.

In its release on Friday, the ORC announced that Racing Forensics staff will be distributing brief surveys to participants during the remaining race dates. The responses to the survey questions will assist in the evaluation of the pilot.

The ORC, CPMA and Racing Forensics would like to thank all participants for their cooperation throughout the pilot project period.

For any inquiries, please contact ORC Judge Rob McKay at 905-379-7341 or Dr. Adam Chambers at 289-339-3836.

(With files from the ORC)

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