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HRNSW Stewards Update

PETER MORRIS/TORRENTIAL HANNAH

Stewards today completed their Inquiry into the Analyst’s findings that the urine sample collected from TORRENTIAL HANNAH when that horse won at the Newcastle meeting on 8 August 2009 was found upon analysis to contain the prohibited substance Aminocaproic Acid.

In determining that Aminocaproic Acid was a prohibited substance under Australian Harness Racing Rules the Stewards relied upon written submissions provided by Dr Craig Suann, Chief Veterinarian assisting the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory and recent findings of the Tasmanian Racing Appeal Board, the Western Australian Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal and Harness Racing Victoria Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.

During the course of the Inquiry, evidence was provided by Dr Ron Lloyd and Peter Morris the Trainer of TORRENTIAL HANNAH. Mr Morris was assisted throughout the Inquiry by Mr Paul Matters. Written evidence was also provided by Doug Booth of Ambrosia Stud the company which supplied the “Bleeder Injection” which was found to be the source of the Aminocaproic Acid.

Peter Morris was found guilty of charges under Rule 190(1) (2) and (4) in that as the Trainer of TORRENTIAL HANNAH on the abovementioned date he did present that mare to race and a post race urine sample was found upon analysis to contain the prohibited substance Aminocaproic Acid.

In relation to this charge, Peter Morris was disqualified for a period of 2 years to be fully suspended for a period of 2 years on the basis that should he at any time during that period be found guilty of a breach of any prohibited substance rules, the penalty will immediately be applied in addition to any penalty that may be issued for the subsequent breach.

Peter Morris was found guilty of a charge under Rule 194 in that during August 2009 and prior to TORRENTIAL HANNAH competing at Newcastle on 8 August 2009, he did hold and control the substance labelled with a non medical label “Ambrosia Stud Bleeder Injection” without a supporting prescription.

In relation to that charge, Peter Morris was fined the sum of $8,000.

TORRENTIAL HANNAH was disqualified from the race and the placings amended to-

1ST Statelyness, 2nd Love Like Rockets, 3rd Ocean Spur, 4th Lombo Solitaire

 

ADAM RUGGARI/GENUWINE

Stewards today completed their Inquiry into the Analyst’s findings that the urine sample collected from GENUWINE when that horse won at the Harold Park meeting on 7 August 2009 was found upon analysis to contain the prohibited substance Aminocaproic Acid.

In determining that Aminocaproic Acid was a prohibited substance under Australian Harness Racing Rules the Stewards relied upon written submissions provided by Dr Craig Suann, Chief Veterinarian assisting the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory and recent findings of the Tasmanian Racing Appeal Board, the Western Australian Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal and Harness Racing Victoria Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.

During the course of the Inquiry, evidence was provided by Dr Ron Lloyd and Adam Ruggari the Trainer of GENUWINE. Mr Ruggari was assisted throughout the Inquiry by Mr Paul Matters.

Adam Ruggari pleaded guilty to charges under Rule 190(1) (2) and (4) in that as the Trainer of GENUWINE on the abovementioned date he did present that horse to race and a post race urine sample was found upon analysis to contain the prohibited substance Aminocaproic Acid.

In relation to this charge, Adam Ruggari was disqualified for a period of 1 year to be fully suspended for a period of 2 years on the basis that should he at any time during that period be found guilty of a breach of any prohibited substance rules, the penalty will immediately be applied in addition to any penalty that may be issued for the subsequent breach. Mr Ruggari was also fined the sum of $4,000.

It was established that on Veterinary advice from Dr Kevin Squires Adam Ruggari had been treating GENUWINE with Aminocaproic Acid supplied through Garrard’s Equine Vet Practice. It was further established that due to the packaging and the circumstances surrounding the supply of Aminocaproic Acid that Adam Ruggari could not have been expected to realise he was using an unregistered product.

GENUWINE was disqualified from the race and the placings amended to -

1st Eten, 2nd Jonell Sullivan, 3rd Maudie, 4th Lipsync

 

DAVID WAITE/ONEDINS POCKET GIRL

Stewards today completed their Inquiry into the Analyst’s findings that the urine sample collected from ONEDINS POCKET GIRL when that horse won at the Harold Park meeting on 7 August 2009 was found upon analysis to contain the prohibited substance Aminocaproic Acid.

In determining that Aminocaproic Acid was a prohibited substance under Australian Harness Racing Rules the Stewards relied upon written submissions provided by Dr Craig Suann, Chief Veterinarian assisting the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory and recent findings of the Tasmanian Racing Appeal Board, the Western Australian Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal and Harness Racing Victoria Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.

During the course of the Inquiry, evidence was provided by Dr Ron Lloyd and David Waite the Trainer of ONEDINS POCKET GIRL. Mr Waite was assisted throughout the Inquiry by Mr Paul Matters. Written evidence was also provided by Doug Booth of Ambrosia Stud the company which supplied the “Bleeder Injection” which was found to be the source of the Aminocaproic Acid and by Dr Andrew Argyle who had examined ONEDINS POCKET GIRL during the course of the Inquiry.

David Waite was found guilty of charges under Rule 190(1) (2) and (4) in that as the Trainer of ONEDINS POCKET GIRL on the abovementioned date he did present that mare to race and a post race urine sample was found upon analysis to contain the prohibited substance Aminocaproic Acid.

In relation to this charge, David Waite was disqualified for a period of 2 years to be fully suspended for a period of 2 years on the basis that should he at any time during that period be found guilty of a breach of any prohibited substance rules, the penalty will immediately be applied in addition to any penalty that may be issued for the subsequent breach.

David Waite was found guilty of a charge under Rule 194 in that during August 2009 and prior to ONEDINS POCKET GIRL competing at Harold Park on 7 August 2009, he did hold and control the substance labelled with a non medical label “Ambrosia Stud Bleeder Injection” without a supporting prescription.

In relation to that charge, David Waite was fined the sum of $8,000.

ONEDINS POCKET GIRL was disqualified from the race and the placings amended to-

1st The Ravenite, 2nd Chefino, 3rd Anvil Blueboo, 4th The Illusion

 

DAMIEN GALLAGHER/LIFES A DREAM

Stewards today completed their Inquiry into the Analyst’s findings that the urine sample collected from LIFES A DREAM when that horse won at the Penrith meeting on 17 June 2010 was found upon analysis to contain the prohibited substance Aminocaproic Acid.

In determining that Aminocaproic Acid was a prohibited substance under Australian Harness Racing Rules the Stewards relied upon written submissions provided by Dr Craig Suann, Chief Veterinarian assisting the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory and recent findings of the Tasmanian Racing Appeal Board, the Western Australian Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal and Harness Racing Victoria Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.

Damien Gallagher pleaded guilty to charges under Rule 190(1) (2) and (4) in that as the Trainer of LIFES A DREAM on the abovementioned date he did present that horse to race and a post race urine sample was found upon analysis to contain the prohibited substance Aminocaproic Acid.

In relation to this charge, Damien Gallagher was disqualified for a period of 2 years to be fully suspended for a period of 2 years on the basis that should he at any time during that period be found guilty of a breach of any prohibited substance rules, the penalty will immediately be applied in addition to any penalty that may be issued for the subsequent breach. Mr Gallagher was also fined the sum of $10,000. In assessing penalty Stewards took into account that prior to electing to use Aminocaproic Acid Mr Gallagher was aware that it was deemed to be a prohibited substance.

It was established that on Veterinary advice from Dr Kevin Squires Damien Gallagher had been treating LIFES A DREAM with Aminocaproic Acid supplied through Garrard’s Equine Vet Practice. It was further established that due to the packaging and the circumstances surrounding the supply of Aminocaproic Acid that Damian Gallagher could not have been expected to realise he was using an unregistered product.

LIFES A DREAM was disqualified from the race and the placings amended to -

1ST SHEZALUCKYDREAMER, 2nd SANDREAMER, 3rd IM FINALLY FREE, 4th ANNAS ACE

 

Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW) is the controlling body for harness racing in New South Wales with responsibility for commercial and regulatory management of the industry including 31 racing clubs across the State. HRNSW is headed by an industry-appointed Board of Directors and is independent of Government.

To arrange an interview or for further information please contact:

Name: Michael Beattie

Position: Chairman of Stewards

Phone: (02) 9722 6600

Email: mbeattie@hrnsw.com.au

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