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Another one bites the dust

01:50 PM 05 Jul 2015 NZST
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Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) today conducted an inquiry into a report received from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory that plasma Total Carbon Dioxide (TCO2) above the prescribed threshold was detected in a pre-race blood sample taken from Tayspastime following its win in race 1, The Newcastle City Holden Pace (2030 metres) conducted at Newcastle on Friday 12 June 2015.

The “B” sample was confirmed by Racing Analytical Services in Victoria.

Mr Glover appeared at the inquiry.

Evidence including the Reports of Analysis and and expert evidence from Harness Racing NSW Regulatory Veterinarian Dr Wainscott were presented.

Evidence was also taken from Mr Glover and Mr Fenwick, on behalf of Mr Glover, regarding the training of Tayspastime, Mr Glover’s husbandry practices and circumstances following the race.

Mr Glover was issued with a charge pursuant to Rule 190 (1), (2) & (4) for presenting Tayspastime to race not free of a prohibited substance.

Mr Glover was also issued with a charge pursuant to Rule 90A (2.9)(a) & (b) for allowing Mr Fenwick to carry out the duties of a licensed stablehand without being appropriately licensed.

Mr Glover pleaded guilty to both charges.

In respect of the charge under Rule 190 (1), (2) & (4), Mr Glover was disqualified for a period of 3 years 9 months to commence from 17 June 2015, the date upon which he was stood down.

In respect of the charge under Rule 90A (2.9)(a) & (b), Mr Glover was issued with a $250 fine.
In considering penalty Stewards were mindful of the following;

This was Mr Glover’s 2nd offence for Prohibited Substance offences;Class 2 Prohibited Substance.

The level of greater than 39.0 mmol/L detected;Mr Glover’s licence history and other personal subjective facts.

Acting under the provisions of Rule 195, Tayspastime was disqualified from the above mentioned race.
 

Harness Racing New South Wales

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