2023 Will Rogers Downs Hair Testing

2023 Will Rogers Downs Hair Testing Information


To Schedule:
Text or Call (405) 881-5120

Will Rogers Downs Saddling Paddock

Cost $225

Need to know:

• Appointments are required!
• Appointments must be made by noon the day prior.
• Testing will be conducted SEE SCHEDULE
What you need to make an appointment:
o Horses complete and correct name.
o Trainer name AND phone number.
(This number used to notify of positive test results)
o Time and Date for appointment.
o If paying with credit card over the phone, that needs to be provided at time of appointment. Do not wait until the horse has arrived!
What you need upon arrival for testing:
o There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you do not have this you WILL be turned away.
o Copy of registration papers. Front and Back.
o Payment. Checks made out to OQHRA Hair Testing. Credit Card or Cash. If you are using a credit card over the phone, you need to provide information at the time you schedule. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE HORSE HAS ARRIVED.
o Someone to hold the horse.
******SPECIAL INFORMATION****** – Hair Testing – new for 2023 – A negative hair test is good for 90 days – no “rollover” or “overnight races only” exception. Plan accordingly to retest before the current test expires to be eligible to enter for races – negative test result must be returned before a horse can enter a race – must allow 10 business days for test results to be returned – no exceptions and no rush fees. 
• Allow up to 10 business days for test results. No horse will be allowed to enter a race before results come back.
• OQHRA and Will Rogers Downs Racing Office have no knowledge of test results. In case of a positive test, Will Rogers Downs Management will contact the trainer.
• Special consideration will be made for horses needing to be tested in other jurisdictions. Contact the hair testing phone number for more info. Off-site testing will have to be approved on a case-by-case basis and must be conducted by a veterinarian under the auspices of a state regulatory body (racing commission) or Department of Agriculture.

The calendar and date chart (PDF HERE) are to help you keep track of good thru and safe dates. They are not a guarantee. It is trainer/owner responsibility to determine the best time to have a horse tested and to make the necessary arrangements. OQHRA makes every effort to contact the connections of horses nominated to any futurity or derby out of courtesy. It is your responsibility to know what races your horses will be running in and schedule an appointment accordingly. There will be no “Rush” samples, outside of stakes qualifiers.