Lance Justice & Smoken Up lose their appeal

01:04 AM 20 Mar 2012 NZDT
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Lance Justice recieves the Interdominion
Lance Justice recieves the Interdominion - Trophy from Christchuch Mayor Bob Parker.

The appeal against Victorian harness racing driver and trainer Lance Justice v New Zealand racing Integrity Unit has resulted in the charge, penalty and costs are all dismissed.

The Appeals Tribunal, chaired by The Hon Sir John Hansen KNZM, up held the earlier decision made by the Judicial Committee that; the horse named "Smoken Up" be disqualified from Race 8 of the Inter-Dominion Pacing Grand Final, Mr Justice fined $3,500 and costs awarded to the Racing Integrity Unit and Judicial Control Authority of $16,425 and $16,104 respectively.

A copy of the full decision from the Appeal LJ Justice v RIU heard in Wellington on 08 February 2012 can be read here.

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