Harness Racing NSW on Friday concluded an inquiry into a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory that the prohibited substances phenylbutazone and oxphenbutazone were detected in a post race urine sample taken from MAGICAL TELF NZ after it raced and won Race 3, the Slingsby Holdings Australasian Young Drivers Heat 2 (2300 metres) at Tabcorp Park Menangle Harness meeting on 15 February 2014.
Trainer Mr D Braun pleaded guilty to a charge under Rule 190, for presenting MAGICAL TELF NZ to race not free of a prohibited substance.
Mr Braun was disqualified for a period of 6 months to commence at midnight 30 May 2014.
In considering penalty Stewards were mindful of the nature of the substance, that Mr Braun has a previous offence in 2007, the status of the race, his guilty plea and personal subjective facts.
In ordering that the disqualification commence at midnight on 30 May 2014, the Stewards took into consideration the lateness of the conclusion of the inquiry and that Mr Braun had horses on course at Tabcorp Park Melton preparing to race and the impact it would have on the owners and public.
Acting under the provisions of Rule 195, MAGICAL TELF NZ was disqualified as the winner of the above mentioned race. Further acting under Rule 195A, Stewards ordered MAGICAL TELF NZ be disqualified from race 1, the SLINGSBY HOLDINGS AYDC DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP HEAT TEN conducted at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Sunday 2 March 2014. This race was the final in the series.
MAGICAL TELF NZ - Winning the race in question
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