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October integrity updates & information

08:53 PM 04 Nov 2020 NZDT
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It is to be noted that the current open inquiries can be found by the following link.

https://www.hrnsw.com.au/
racing/stewards
/openinquiries

New Inquiries –

·      15 October 2020 – Mr Malcolm Locke - HRNSW Stewards have commenced an investigation in relation to a report from LGC laboratory in the United Kingdom that recombinant human erythropoietin has been detected in an out of competition blood sample taken from TUNGSTEN TERROR at the registered training establishment of licensed Trainer Mr Malcolm Locke on Wednesday 2 September 2020. Acting under the provisions of Australian Harness Racing Rule 183, HRNSW Stewards have suspended the Trainer’s licence of Mr Malcolm Locke. (original notice at www.hrnsw.com.au)

·      29 October 2020 – Mr Robert Garrett - HRNSW Stewards have commenced an investigation in relation to a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) that Heptaminol had been detected in the post-race urine and blood sample taken from BONZA GUY following its win in race 2, the YANCO ALLSERVICEMENS CLUB PACE (1758 metres) conducted at Leeton on Tuesday 18 August 2020. Furthermore, a report from the Australian Government National Measurement Institute (NMI) has detected Cobalt above the threshold of 100 micrograms per litre in urine. Racing Analytical Services LTD (RASL) has confirmed both substances. Mr Garrett has been provided and has subsequently provided submission to HRNSW Stewards as to the reasons why AHRR 183 should not be invoked.

Inquiries Concluded -

·      14 October 2020 - Mr Peter Trevor-Jones was disqualified for a period of 3 months to commence from 14 October 2020. This follows an investigation in relation to a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) and Racing Analytical Services LTD (RASL) that Trendione and Epitrenbolone had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from IM ALL COURAGE following its win in race 7, the BARKERS BUTCHERY PACE (1730 metres) conducted at Bathurst on Monday 20 April 2020. The subject horse was disqualified under the provisions of AHRR 195 and in addition, in accordance with AHRR 190AA (4), HRNSW Stewards ordered that IM ALL COURAGE is not permitted to start in any race or be used for the purposes of breeding for a period of 12 months from 20 April 2020. Mr Trevor-Jones was issued a further penalty of $500 under AHRR 190B (1)(a) & (b) for failing to maintain a log book. Mr Trevor-Jones has appealed the penalty decision of HRNSW Stewards in respect of the period of disqualification. (original notice at www.hrnsw.com.au)

 

·      14 October 2020 - Mr James Sutton was disqualified for a period of 3 months to commence from 14 October 2020. This follows an investigation in relation to a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) and Racing Analytical Services LTD (RASL) that Trendione and Epitrenbolone (ARFL Only) had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from YARRAMAN BELLA following its win in race 6, the GRAPEVINE CAFÉ PACE (2120 metres) conducted at Dubbo on Sunday 26 July 2020. The subject horse was disqualified under the provisions of AHRR 195 and in addition, in accordance with AHRR 190AA (4), HRNSW Stewards ordered that YARRAMAN BELLA is not permitted to start in any race or be used for the purposes of breeding for a period of 12 months from 26 July 2020. (original notice at www.hrnsw.com.au)

 

·      27 October 2020 - Mr Joshua Farrugia was disqualified for a period of 14 months to commence from 3 January 2020. This follows an investigation in relation to a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) and Racing Analytical Services LTD (RASL) that Total Carbon Dioxide above the prescribed threshold had been detected in the pre-race blood sample taken from ARE YOU WITH ME prior to race 7, the 57th INTER CITY PACE FINAL (GROUP 3) (2422 metres) conducted at Maitland on Saturday 28 December 2019. The subject horse was disqualified under the provisions of AHRR 195. Mr Farrugia was issued a further disqualification for a period of 6 months to be served concurrently with the above penalty (14 months) as a result of a breach of AHRR 196C (1)(b) & (2)(a) for administering an alkalinising agent within one (1) clear day of the commencement of the race. Mr Farrugia was issued a further penalty of $500 under AHRR 190B (1) & (6) for failing to maintain a log book.

 

Appeal Decision –

·      7 October 2020 – Mr Danny Gallagher appealed the decision of Stewards to disqualify his licence for a period of 3 months and 3 weeks for betting activities whilst he was a disqualified person and the recommencement of his disqualification imposed by the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal. The appeal was dismissed by the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal. (appeal decision at www.hrnsw.com.au)

·      19 October 2020 – Mr Malcolm Locke appealed the decision of Stewards on 15 October 2020 to suspend his Trainers licence under the provisions of Australian Harness Racing Rule 183 following an investigation in relation to a report from LGC laboratory in the United Kingdom that recombinant human erythropoietin has been detected in an out of competition blood sample taken from TUNGSTEN TERROR at the registered training establishment of licensed Trainer Mr Malcolm Locke on Wednesday 2 September 2020. At this time Mr Locke sought a Stay of proceedings. On Thursday 22 October 2020, the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal refused the Stay application.

 

Integrity Information –

·      During the month of October, HRNSW Integrity department has obtained 784 Race day samples.

·      During the month of October, HRNSW Integrity department has obtained 36 Out of Competition tests (OOCT) from various stables in NSW.

·      The HRNSW Retention Facility was utilised for all horses, including emergencies, entered in the NSW Breeders Challenge 2YO Colts & Geldings Final to be conducted at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday 24 October 2020. All Horses were housed prior to 12 midday on Thursday 22 October 2020 until released to the raceday stables 2 hours prior to the race.

·      HRNSW Integrity staff and contracted security conducted security measures at the registered Stable address of Mr Craig Cross;

Ø  Thursday 8th October 2020, Friday 9th October 2020 & Saturday 10th October 2020.

Ø  Thursday 15th October 2020, Friday 16th October 2020 & Saturday 17th October 2020.

Ø  Thursday 22nd October 2020, Friday 23rd October 2020 & Saturday 24th October 2020.

Ø  Thursday 29th October 2020, Friday 30th October 2020 & Saturday 31st October 2020.

 

For further information on this matter contact:
HRNSW Integrity Department
(02) 9722 6655

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