Laboratory of Racing Chemistry (LRC) was established in 1965 as a foundation dedicated to conduct drug testing for racehorses, and develop and refine its methods. In 1973, LRC started providing parentage/individual verification tests and studies. It is a non-profit foundation. Under Horseracing Law, drug testing is conducted to detect any illegal substances within horses that are participating in race. For the accuracy of the examination, a DNA-type testing was adopted instead of the existing blood-type testing. Through such research and testings on drug testing and parental verification, LRC has dedicated to maintaining the integrity of horseracing and contributed to advancement of studies in this field. Protecting animal health by effective testing and research through laboratory excellence is the aim of Laboratory of Racing Chemistry. For testing racehorses, urine samples are collected and divided into the sample A and the B by the race officials at the presence of the people representing the horse trainer or the trainer himself. In case urine could not be available within the designated period, blood samples are collected instead of urine. The samples properly sealed are sent to LRC for the doping analysis. To provide the accurate and cost-efficient tests, LRC designed the testing scheme, which consists of the high throughput screening tests and the sensitive confirmation test. Once the sample A was verified as positive, the sample B is extensively subjected with the inspection of the academic authorities of the field.
The following is the list of scholars from Laboratory of Racing Chemistry who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences