Barry Lew is disqualified for six (6) months

04:49 AM 20 Mar 2012 NZDT
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Barry Lew
Barry Lew

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

Dale WALKER

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