Drew Kenna & Blake Jones get 2 years

10:42 PM 02 Jun 2014 NZST
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Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) today concluded inquiries into reports from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory that Total Carbon Dioxide (TCO2) above the prescribed threshold was detected in pre-race blood samples taken from the following horses at the Dubbo harness meeting on Sunday 25 May 2014.

EAGLES ACE (Mr D Kenna)-  from race 3, the Peter Lew Memorial 3yo Pacing Cup (2120 metres);

KENNEDY CREEK (Mr B Jones) – from race 7, the Karloo Mick Gratuity Pacing Cup (2525 metres).

The “B” samples for EAGLES ACE and KENNEDY CREEK have been confirmed by Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) in Victoria.

Both trainers, Mr Kenna and Mr Jones, pleaded guilty to a charge under Rule 190, for presenting their respective horses to race not free of a prohibited substance.

Mr Kenna and Mr Jones were disqualified for a period of 2 years to commence from 28 May 2014, the date upon which they were stood down. In considering penalty, Stewards were mindful of the nature of the substance and the levels detected. In addition, Stewards were mindful of the guilty pleas entered and personal subjective facts.

Acting under the provisions of Rule 195, EAGLES ACE and KENNEDY CREEK were disqualified from their respective races.

Harness Racing New South Wales

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