Why is testing done?

17 Jul 14

Testing is carried out to ensure that racing is fair and safe for all its participants and to safeguard the integrity of the sport. BHA increasingly conducts pre-race and out-of- competition testing. This allows it to act quickly on intelligence received and provides a major deterrent to the extremely small minority of people in the sport who would deliberately attempt to influence the outcome of a race via the use of prohibited substances.  BHA uses a targeted, intelligence led approach combined with raceday sampling that is process led.