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Testosterone Enanthate found in stable visit

09:10 AM 06 Feb 2015 NZDT
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Racing Queensland (RQ) Stewards today conducted an inquiry into the discovery of an unlabelled substance during a stable inspection carried out at the training premises of licensed trainers Travis McKay and Jess Manzelmann on Monday, 3 November 2014.

This item, along with several others, was seized and referred to the Racing Science Centre (RSC) for analysis.

Subsequently the RSC reported the substance in the unlabelled vial to be the prohibited substance Testosterone  Enanthate.

After considering the evidence tendered by Mr Mackay, Miss Manzelmann, currently disqualified trainer Brian Manzelmann and Dr Bruce Young, Manager, Veterinary Services of the RSC, Stewards issued the following charges:

Travis McKay was charged pursuant to Rule 190A (4) which states:
 
If any substance or preparation that could give rise to an offence under this rule if administered to a horse at any time is found at any time at any premises used in relation to the training or racing of horses then any owner, trainer or person who owns, trains or races or is in charge of horses at those premises is deemed to have the substance or preparation in their possession and such person shall be guilty of an offence.

The specifics of the charge being that the substance Testosterone Enanthate which is an anabolic androgenic steroid and thereby a substance that could give rise to an offence under this rule if administered, was found at the stables registered as the training premises of licensed trainer Travis Mackay during a stable inspection conducted on Monday, 3 November 2014.
 
Mr McKay pleaded guilty to the charge and after hearing submissions on penalty Stewards imposed a fine of $1000.

Jess Manzelmann was also charged pursuant to Rule 190A (4).

The specifics of the charge being that the substance Testosterone Enanthate which is an anabolic androgenic steroid and thereby a substance that could give rise to an offence under this rule if administered, was found at the stables registered as the training premises of licensed trainer Jess Manzelmann during a stable inspection conducted on Monday, 3 November 2014.


Miss Manzelmann pleaded guilty to the charge and after hearing submissions on penalty Stewards imposed a fine of $1000.

Brian Manzelmann was also charged pursuant to Rule 190A (4).

The specifics of the charge being that the substance Testosterone Enanthate which is an anabolic androgenic steroid and thereby a substance that could give rise to an offence under this rule if administered, was found at the stables registered as the training premises of currently disqualified trainer Brian Manzelmann during a stable inspection conducted on Monday, 3 November 2014 after Mr Manzelmann knowingly purchased the substance prior to his disqualification, stored it at the stables and failed to dispose of it as of 1 May 2014 on which date it was prohibited to be in possession of anabolic steroids.

Mr Brian Manzelmann pleaded guilty to the charge.

In determining an appropriate penalty Stewards were mindful of Mr Manzelmann’s record in relation to prohibited substances, and also that he is currently serving a period of disqualification for a breach of rules relating to prohibited substances.

In all the circumstances Stewards imposed a further period of 3 months disqualification to commence at the expiration of Mr Manzelmann’s current disqualification on 9 October 2015.

Mr Manzelmann was further charged pursuant to Rule 194 which states:
 
A person who procures or attempts to procure or who has in his possession or on hispremises or under his control any substance or preparation that has not been registered,labelled, prescribed, dispensed or obtained in compliance with relevant State andCommonwealth legislation is guilty of an offence.

The specifics of the charge being that prior to being currently disqualified, Mr Manzelmann procured and had on his premises a substance, namely Testosterone Enanthate, which was not labelled, prescribed, dispensed or obtained in compliance with relevant State and Commonwealth legislation.
Mr Manzelmann pleaded guilty to the charge.

In determining an appropriate penalty Stewards were mindful that Mr Manzelmann had previously breached this rule, and also that he is currently serving a period of disqualification for a breach of rules relating to prohibited substances.

 In all the circumstances Stewards imposed a $1000 fine.

Mr Manzelmann, Miss Manzelmann and Mr  McKay were all advised of their rights of appeal.


Panel: D Farquharson, K Wolsey, N Torpey

Racing Queensland

 

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