Why doesn’t BHA publish a definitive list of Prohibited Substances?

17 Jul 14

We don’t publish a list of banned or Prohibited Substances. The reason for this is because we believe it is clearer to have the general principle that we don’t allow anything to be present at levels that can affect performance on raceday. This avoids having to manage and update an extensive list of substances.

Nothing may be given to the horse on raceday other than normal food and water, which must be fed in the normal manner (i.e. in a bucket or feed manger, as opposed to in a syringe or any other means). More details are available on raceday restrictions on treatment in our Notices & Policies section.