Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) today acting under the provisions of Rule 183 has suspended the licenses of both Mr Blake JONES and Mr Drew KENNA effective immediately after receiving advice from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) that Total Carbon Dioxide (TCO2) above the prescribed threshold was detected in pre race blood samples taken from their respective 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” sample for EAGLES ACE has been confirmed by Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) in Victoria. The “B” sample for KENNEDY CREEK has been delivered to RASL and is awaiting confirmation.
Inquiries into both of these findings are set for Monday, 2 June 2014, commencing at 1pm and 3pm respectively.
Harness Racing New South Wales