Elective Swab Kits

Elective Testing of Non-Raceday Samples

Trainers are advised that Greyhound Racing Victoria, with the co-operation of Racing Analytical Services Limited, is offering Trainers the opportunity to have non raceday samples screened on request for certain anabolic steroids and long acting drugs which may have been in a greyhound’s system for some time.

This service is being provided to assist Trainers in determining whether a greyhound is suitable to race after having been treated with any long acting preparations or in circumstances where the greyhound’s recent treatment history is unknown.

To use this service, Trainers must first seek approval from the GRV Integrity & Racing Services Department prior to samples being submitted. Once approval has been given, the Sample Collection Kit, seals and accompanying documentation can be obtained from the GRV Integrity & Racing Services Department at the offices of Greyhound Racing Victoria, or through an alternative arrangement. The directions for the collection, processing, sealing and certification of samples for elective testing will be provided to Trainers at that time. The normal raceday sample guidelines are available here: Swab sampling. Samples will not be tested unless they are packaged, sealed and certified in accordance with the directions issued and accompanied by the appropriate documentation.

Trainers are advised that the results of any non raceday testing do not absolve them of their responsibilities in the event a positive result arising from samples taken at any race meeting.

All samples are to be delivered to the GRV Integrity & Racing Services Department, 46-50 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne, 3003. Results will be reported to Trainers as soon as possible after delivery.

The fee for testing of elective non raceday samples is $155 (GST inclusive) per sample. Cheques should be made payable to Greyhound Racing Victoria and should accompany samples when they are submitted.

Samples will not be accepted without the appropriate fee.

No samples will be accepted within 48 hours of the advertised starting time of a race for which a greyhound concerned is entered.

Trainers are further advised that a negative result following a particular treatment may not mean that such a result would be obtained in similar circumstances with the same or other greyhounds.

Application Form - CLICK HERE

Instructions -CLICK HERE

For further enquiries:
GRV Integrity & Stewards Department - (03) 8329 1152

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