NSW: April Integrity Updates & Information

06 May 2021
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It is to be noted that the current open inquiries can be found by the following link.
https://www.hrnsw.com.au/racing/stewards/openinquiries

 

New Inquiries

 

  • 7 April 2021 – Mr Andrew Ison - HRNSW Stewards have commenced an investigation in relation to a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) that Synephrine had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from CHRISTIAN SHANNON following its win in race 2, the SKY RACING ACTIVE PACE (1609 metres) conducted at Tamworth on Wednesday 17 February 2021. The “B” sample has been confirmed by Racing Analytical Services LTD (RASL) in Victoria. The investigation is continuing.

 

  • 10 April 2021 – Mr Andrew Cassell - HRNSW Stewards have commenced an investigation in relation to a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) that Synephrine had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from POPPY FRANCO following its win in race 3, the KEITH THOMSON MEMORIAL (1660 metres) conducted at Parkes on Tuesday 26 January 2021. The “B” sample has been confirmed by Racing Analytical Services LTD (RASL) in Victoria. The investigation is continuing.

 

  • 16 April 2021 – Mr Doug Hewitt – HRNSW Stewards have commenced an investigation in relation to a report from the Racing Analytical Services LTD (RASL) that cocaine metabolite Benzoylecgonine had been detected in a urine sample obtained from Mr Hewitt at Bathurst trials on Monday 29 March 2021. On 17 April 2021, Mr Hewitt was stood down by Stewards pending the outcome of an Inquiry. The investigation is continuing.

 

  • 21 April 2021 – Mr Rodney Pike – HRNSW Stewards have commenced an investigation in relation to Mr Pike being observed driving a registered Standardbred horse at a location in Sawyers Sully whilst being listed as a disqualified person. The investigation is continuing.

 

  • 22 April 2021 – Mr Mark Buckingham – HRNSW Stewards have commenced an investigation in relation to a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) that Levamisole had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from TARA LEEANN following its win in race 7, the LILLYPILLY WINES PACE (2147 metres) conducted at Leeton on Tuesday 9 March 2021. The “B” sample has been sent to Racing Analytical Services LTD (RASL) in Victoria for confirmation. The investigation is continuing.

 

  • 25 April 2021 - Mr Matthew Johnstone - HRNSW Stewards have commenced an investigation in relation to a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) that Synephrine had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from JAY PEEZ OFFICIAL following its win in race 1, the FERNDALE DISTRIBUTORS LADYSHIP PACE (2000 metres) conducted at Temora on Tuesday 5 January 2021. The “B” sample has been confirmed by Racing Analytical Services LTD (RASL) in Victoria. The investigation is continuing.

 

  • 27 April 2021 – Mr Jack Trainor – HRNSW Stewards have commenced an investigation in relation to a report from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) that Levamisole had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from CHUBBY CHECKER NZ following its win in race 8, the EVEKARE ASSISTED LIVING PACE (1609 metres) conducted at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Tuesday 23 March 2021. The “B” sample has been sent to Racing Analytical Services LTD (RASL) in Victoria for confirmation. The investigation is continuing.

 

 

Scheduled Inquiries

 

  • 6 May 2021 – Mr Peter McFarlane – Provide treatment within one clear day (HOLY CAMP CAPRHYSE – Race 1 @ Young 26 February 2021)

 

  • 14 May 2021 – Mr Scott Wade – Sample Irregularity (BETTER BRAGGER – Race 3 @ Menangle 11 August 2020) & (MANCHEGO – Race 2 @ Menangle 31 August 2020)

 

  • 18 May 2021 – Mr Malcolm Locke – Sample Irregularity (TUNGSTEN TERROR – OOCT)

 

  • 31 May 2021- Ms Amanda Turnbull – Sample Irregularity (WHOS MY MOTHER NZ – Race 3 @ Menangle 20 February 2021)

 

Appeal Decision

 

  • 14 April 2021 – Mr Seaton Grima appealed the decision of Stewards to suspend his licence for a period of 7 days following a breach of AHRR 168(1)(a) when driving DONTGOINTHEWATER in Race 5, the DFKCROSBIE PACE (1609 metres) conducted at Newcastle on Friday 5 March 2021. By decision on 14 April 2021, the appeal was dismissed and the penalty was amended to a severe reprimand.

 

  • 27 April 2021 – Mr Cameron Hart appealed the decision of Stewards to suspend his licence for a period of 6 weeks following a breach of AHRR 163(1)(a)(iii) when driving OPPENHEIMER BLUE in Race 5, the HIGH TECH RAIL SERVICES GOLD TIARA FINAL (1730 metres) conducted at Bathurst on Saturday 27 March 2021. The Tribunal by consent granted leave for the appeal to be withdrawn.

 

Integrity Information

 

  • During the month of April, HRNSW Integrity department has obtained 765 Race day samples.

 

  • During the month of April, HRNSW Integrity department conducted 30 breath test at various meetings in NSW.

 

  • HRNSW welcomes Ms K Hurst to the HRNSW Integrity Unit an Investigator. Ms Hurst commenced her employment with HRNSW on 3 May 2021.

 

Integrity Notices

 

  • 1 April 2021 – Elevated TC02 Levels Notice Horses Required to Present Early. (original notice at www.hrnsw.com.au)
  • 2 April 2021 – February Integrity Updates & Information. (original notice at www.hrnsw.com.au)
  • 8 April 2021 – Elevated TC02 Levels Notice Horses Required to Present Early. (original notice at www.hrnsw.com.au)

 

For further information on this matter contact:
HRNSW Integrity Department
(02) 9722 6655

 

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