THE National Horseracing Authority has just been advised that, in the International Laboratory Proficiency Test conducted during 2011 by the Association of Official Racing Chemists, its Laboratory has again obtained a perfect score of 100%.
The National Horseracing Authority’s Laboratory complies with the ISO/IEC 17025 which is the world standard for chemical and biological testing. In this regard, it is audited regularly by the South African National Accreditation System.
Rob de Kock, NHA.
The Laboratory acts as a confirmatory laboratory for racing jurisdictions such as France, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom which clearly demonstrates their confidence that it can confirm any prohibited substance which their laboratories detect..
In discussing the Laboratory’s achievements Rob de Kock, the Chief Executive of The National Horseracing Authority, said, “Our laboratory, despite its modest size and budget, is internationally respected for its standards and capabilities. It has the demonstrated capability of confirming the presence of any prohibited substance which can be found by the other top equine forensic laboratories in the world. People involved in racing , both locally and internationally, can be assured that our capabilities are world class”.