Rule Amendment No 145: Threshold for Cobalt

The Australian Racing Board has approved an amendment to the Australian Rules of Racing, effective from 1 January 2015, and the Racing Victoria Board has approved a consequential amendment also effective on 1 January 2015.

On 14 April 2014, Racing Victoria introduced a new local rule to set a threshold for cobalt. The Local Rule, in effect, prescribed that cobalt over 200 micrograms per litre in urine is a prohibited substance (LR 68A). At that point, Racing Victoria was the only Principal Racing Authority (for thoroughbred racing) in Australia to have a cobalt threshold.