Protecting racing integrity since 1988.
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 50,000 samples for racing codes throughout
Australia and Macau, for riders in Queensland, equestrian sports and
RASL is a proud member of the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC).
In its 28 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, and Macau thoroughbreds. RASL is also responsible for drug
testing all racing greyhounds in Victoria, NSW, South Australia,
Tasmania, Northern Territory, ACT and Macau.
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.
- RASL will provide drug screening services to any reputable
organisation involved in the administration of equine or greyhound
- 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