Trainers are advised of a change regarding the use of Lang’s IV within One Clear Day of raceday following a ruling by the Australian Racing Board (ARB).
The ARB announced on 22 April, 2014 that Lang’s IV had been placed on the list of substances prohibited from use within One Clear Day of raceday under AR 178AA.
This prohibition will apply to all Victorian trainers from 1 May, 2014.
By way of background, Racing Victoria was the only state authority to object to the prohibition on Langs IV when the ARB met this month to discuss AR 178AA and the One Clear Day prohibition on alkalinizing agents.
In accordance with the ARB ruling, RV will be making a presentation to the National Vets and Analysts Committee requesting that the prohibition on Langs IV be reviewed.
This request will be made on the grounds that RV believe, based on their veterinary advice, that Langs IV administered within One Clear Day of raceday has a negligible effect on TCO2 levels.
Until such time as this review is considered by the National Vets and Analysts Committee and their findings subjected to further determination by the ARB in June, Langs IV will not be permitted for use within One Clear Day in Victoria or elsewhere in Australia.