Harness Racing NSW today inquired into a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) that boldenone at a mass concentration greater than 15 micrograms per litre in urine had been detected in a post race urine sample taken from Karloo Kix after winning Race 9 the KOFM Pace (2,030 metres) at Newcastle on Friday 9 December 2011.
This finding had been confirmed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Racing Laboratory (HKJC).
Evidence was taken from the Trainer of Karloo Kix Mr B Lew, Part Owner Mrs R Lew, HRNSW Regulatory Veterinarian Dr M Wainscott and ARFL Science Manager Dr A Crawley.
Mr Lew was found guilty to a charge under Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 190 (1) for presenting and racing Karloo Kix at Newcastle on 9 December 2011, when boldenone at a mass concentration of greater than 15 micrograms per litre in urine was detected in the post race urine sample.
In determining penalty Stewards took into account Mr Lew’s:
- Forty (40) year clear training record in relation to prohibited substance offences
- The nature of the prohibited substance detected
- Support of the Harness industry over many years
- Personal circumstances
r Lew was disqualified for a period of six (6) months effective immediately.
Under the provisions of AHRR 195 Karloo Kix was disqualified as the winner of Race 9 the KOFM Pace (2,030 metres) at Newcastle on Friday 9 December 2011 and placings amended to read:
1st Hangover Joe D.J. Smith
2nd Somart W.A. Komorowski
3rd Comedy Knight R.A. Atkins
4th Wherethesunshines P.A. Bourke