HRV Stewards have issued a charge against licensed trainer Mr David Lewis under Australian Rule of Harness Racing (ARHR) 190 (1) which provides:
A horse shall be presented for a race free of prohibited substances
It is alleged that the horse Ennaellie was presented to race at Terang on 2 November 2015 by Mr Lewis whilst not free of the prohibited substance alkalinising agents, as evidenced by a total carbon dioxide (TCO2) concentration in excess of 36 millimoles per litre in plasma.
HRV Stewards have issued a further charge under ARHR 190B(1)(b) which requires trainers to keep and maintain a log book recording all treatment administered to horses in their care.
The charges will be heard by the HRV Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board on a date to be fixed.