Day At The Track

Investigation – Mr Christopher Massey

07:00 PM 04 Jan 2018 NZDT
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Investigation
Investigation

The Racing Analytical Services Laboratory (RASL) has advised Harness Racing South Australia (HRSA) that arsenic has been detected in urine samples taken from the following;

1. ARNOUX - prior to it competing in Race 2, the HOPKINS SADDLERY CLAIMING PACE conducted at Globe Derby Park on Saturday 25th November 2017.

2. ARNOUX - following its placing in Race 2, the HYGAIN PAK-CELL CLAIMING PACE conducted at Globe Derby Park on Monday 27th November 2017.

3. BLUE BEACH ANGEL - following its placing in Race 4, the TOBY RYAN (SA YOUNG/CONCESSION DRIVERS SERIES) conducted at Globe Derby Park on Saturday 2 nd December 2017.

The “B” samples have been sent to Racing Science Centre (RSC) in Queensland for confirmation.

Trainer Mr Christopher Massey has been advised that HRSA will continue its investigation into this sample irregularities and an inquiry will be conducted in due course.

Acting under the provisions of Rule 183A, it has been determined that ARNOUX and BLUE BEACH ANGEL, the subject horses, shall not be nominated or compete in any race until the outcome of an investigation or inquiry. This is effective immediately.

Furthermore, acting under the provisions of Rule 183 (d) Mr Massey’s licence to train has been suspended pending the outcome an investigation or inquiry. This also being effective immediately.

Mr Massey was advised of his rights of appeal. 

Ross Neal

Chairman of Stewards

HARNESS RACING SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

Harness Racing SA Ltd 

1 Globe Derby Drive, Globe Derby Park SA 5110 Telephone: (08) 8285 2899 
Facsimile: Admin (08) 8285 2961; 
Stewards (08) 8250 5692 
Internet: www.harness.org.au/sa 
▪ Email: saharness@saharness.org.au
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