ARCADIA, Calif. (Mar. 25, 2015) -- As part of a pilot out-of-competition testing (OOCT) program, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) will be collecting hair, urine and blood samples from horses to be sold at this year’s Barretts May Sale.
This pilot program will not impact the Conditions of Sale for the May venue, and efforts will be made to minimize the inconvenience to both horses and consignors.
The test results will not affect the sale of any horses at this auction.
“We are pleased to be working closely with the CHRB as it explores a new OOCT standard for the sales industry” said Barretts General manager Kim Lloyd. “The preservation of the integrity and credibility of sales programs is a top priority. Barretts will assist the CHRB with the process of introducing and implementing the OOCT pilot protocols at the upcoming May Sale.”