Protecting racing integrity since 1988.
Racing Analytical Services Ltd (RASL) has been protecting the integrity of the Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian racing industries since 1988. In that time the company has been at the forefront of drug testing technology and is recognised as one of the leading racing laboratories in the world
This year RASL will test over 55,000 samples for racing codes throughout Australia, Chile and Macau, for riders in Queensland, equestrian sports and agricultural shows.
RASL is a proud member of the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC).
In its 30 years of operation, the company has developed extensive experience in all aspects of drug testing and legal processes, and has never had its analytical results successfully challenged in any doping enquiry.
World Class Reputation
In 2015 the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), recognised RASL as one of just 5 laboratories internationally, to be an IFHA Reference Laboratory.
Equine and Canine Drug Testing
RASL currently provides testing of the highest quality to the Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian thoroughbred and harness racing industries, Chilean and Macau thoroughbreds. RASL is also responsible for drug testing all racing greyhounds in Victoria, NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
As the Australian rules of racing prohibit the use of any pharmaceutical agents on race day, the company tests for the widest range of drugs possible.
Testing is primarily based on the analysis of post-race urine or blood samples collected at the discretion of racing stewards. RASL also provides out-of-competition testing to prevent the use of performance enhancing drugs during training.
With the racing industry under increased scrutiny in recent years, integrity and protection of the welfare of racing animals is more important than ever.
Equine AND CANINE Drug Testing Policies:
- RASL will provide drug screening services to any reputable organisation involved in the administration of equine or greyhound based sports.
- RASL will not accept equine or canine samples from trainers or veterinarians, for pre-purchase testing or for general drug detection.
- Samples requiring analysis for a specific medication from a racing animal must be directed through the relevant racing code (elective analysis).