VIC – Pending RAD Board Hearing – Patrick Lee

03 December 2018

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Stewards have issued charges against licensed trainer Patrick Lee under Australian Harness Racing Rules (AHRR) 190(1) and 190AA(1) & (2).

AHRR 190(1) states:

A horse shall be presented for a race free of prohibited substances

It is alleged that Mr Lee presented ‘Keayang Yankee’ to race at Maryborough on 16 July 2018 when not free of the prohibited substance 17 alpha-Trenbolone.

AHRR 190AA(1) & (2)  states:

1. A horse must not, in any manner, at any time, be administered an anabolic androgenic steroid.

2. Any person who:       

            (a) administers and anabolic androgenic steroid;

            (b) attempts to administer an anabolic androgenic steroid;

            (c) causes an anabolic androgenic steroid to be administered; and/or

            (d) is a party to the administration of, or an attempt to administer, an anabolic  androgenic steroid, to a horse is guilty of an offence.

This charge relates to the administration of altrenogest treatment ‘Ovu-Mate’ to ‘Keayang Yankee’ prior to it being presented to race at Maryborough on 16 July 2018. Subsequent analysis of ‘Ovu-Mate’ revealed the presence of Trenbolone.

The charges will be heard by the HRV Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board on a date to be fixed.