O-desmethylvenlafaxine detected – Inquiry commenced

12:34 AM 13 Jun 2014 NZST
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Mark Hewitt
Courtesy of The Western Advocate

Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) today commenced an inquiry into a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory that O-desmethylvenlafaxine was detected in a urine sample taken from CHLOES VENTURE following its win in race 3, the Turners Furniture One Pace (2100 metres) at Young on Saturday, 15 March 2014.

The “B” sample has been confirmed by Racing Analytical Services Limited in Victoria.

Mr HEWITT pleaded guilty to a charge under Rule 190 (1), (2) & (4), for presenting his horse to race not free of a prohibited substance.

HRNSW Stewards have adjourned the inquiry with regards to the issue of penalty.

Acting under the provisions of Rule 195, CHLOES VENTURE was disqualified from the abovementioned race.

Chloes Venture - The race in question

Harness Racing New South Wales

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