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Disqualified for nine months - TC02

06:49 PM 30 Nov 2017 NZDT
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Pre-race blood test, harness racing
Pre-race blood test

Harness Racing South Australia Stewards today conducted a hearing into an adverse test result returned by GENUINE EXCUSE following a pre-race blood test taken from the mare prior to her racing in Race 5 at Globe Derby Park on Monday 18th September 2017

The particulars being that the sample taken from GENUINE EXCUSE revealed the presence of TC02 at a level greater than 36mmol/L.

Mr Massey denied a breach of Rule (AHHR) 190(1) which states “A horse shall be presented for a race free of prohibited substances”

After consideration the Stewards found the charge proved, and after receiving submissions on penalty put by Mr Christopher Massey, and his advocate Mr John Halliday, the Stewards determination was that Mr Massey be disqualified for a period of nine (9) months, with the activation of the penalty to be delayed seven (7) so that Mr Massey may get his affairs in order.

Furthermore, acting under the provisions of AHRR 195, GENUINE EXCUSE was disqualified from second placing in Race 5 at Globe Derby Park on 18th September 2017 and Stewards directed that the placing’s be amended accordingly.

Mr Massey was advised of his rights of appeal.

Ross Neal

Chairman of Stewards


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