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Prohibited substance cases under FEI anti-doping rules

14 Feb 2019
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14 Feb 2019 Author: ONI

The FEI has announced three adverse analytical findings (AAF) involving equine prohibited substances.

The cases involve *Banned Substances under the FEI’s Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMRs).

The two athletes in these cases  have been provisionally suspended from the date of notification until the FEI Tribunal renders its decisions. The horses have been provisionally suspended for two months from the date of notification until  6 April 2019.

Horse: Kekmadar (FEI ID 104YV16/UAE)
Person Responsible: Said Al Balushi (FEI ID 10079195/OMA)
Trainer: Rashed Suhail Al Darbi (FEI ID 10017928/UAE)
Event: CEI1* 100 – Abu Dhabi, Al Wathba (UAE), 08.12.2018
Prohibited Substance: Arsenic
Date of Notification: 7 February 2019

Horse: Si Quilombo (FEI ID 106HC75/UAE)
Person Responsible: Said Al Balushi (FEI ID 10079195/OMA)
Trainer: Ibrahim Joynal Abedin (FEI ID 10161288/UAE)
Event: CEI1* 100 – Abu Dhabi, Al Wathba (UAE), 15.12.2018
Prohibited Substance: Arsenic
Date of Notification: 7 February 2019

Horse: Sarem (FEI ID 105MZ22/KSA)
Person Responsible: Ahmad Althmaly (FEI ID 10134840/KSA)
Trainer: Ahmad Althmaly (FEI ID 10134840/KSA)
Event: CEI1* 80 - Al Qaseem (KSA), 12.01.2019
Prohibited Substance: Stanozolol, 16-beta-hydroxystanozolol
Date of Notification: 7 February 2019

Details on these cases can be found here.

Notes to Editors:

FEI Equine Prohibited Substances

The FEI Prohibited Substances List is divided into two sections: Controlled Medication and *Banned Substances. Controlled Medication substances are those that are regularly used to treat horses, but which must have been cleared from the horse’s system by the time of competition. Banned (doping) Substances should never be found in the body of the horse and are prohibited at all times.

In the case of an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for a Banned Substance, the Person Responsible (PR) is automatically provisionally suspended from the date of notification (with the exception of certain cases involving a Prohibited Substance which is also a **Specified Substance). The horse is provisionally suspended for two months.

Information on all substances is available on the searchable FEI Equine Prohibited Substances Database.

**Specified Substances

The FEI introduced the concept of Specified Substances in 2016. Specified Substances should not in any way be considered less important or less dangerous than other Prohibited Substances (i.e. whether Banned or Controlled). Rather, they are simply substances which are more likely to have been ingested by horses for a purpose other than the enhancement of sport performance, for example, through a contaminated food substance. Positive cases involving Specified Substances can be handled with a greater degree of flexibility within the structure of the FEI Regulations.