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The reserve portion and control sample were confirmed by Racing Analytical Services Limited in Victoria for confirmation.
The ‘B’ sample has been confirmed by Racing Analytical Services Limited in Victoria.
The reserve portions and control solutions for the urine samples and the ‘B’ sample for the blood sample were confirmed by Racing Analytical Services Limited in Victoria.
HRNSW Regulatory Veterinarian, Dr Martin Wainscott, provided evidence to the Inquiry that the presence of Modafinil and Modafinil Acid could have resulted from contamination within the stable environment.
Consequently, Mr Townsend was fined $1,000 in relation to each charge
The subject horses were disqualified under the provisions of AHRR 195.
In addition, HRNSW Stewards issued a charge against Mr Nathan Townsend pursuant to Australian Harness Racing Rule 190 (1), (3) & (4).
Mr Nathan Townsend reserved his plea and the matter was adjourned to allow him to seek legal advice.
As per normal HRNSW procedure all samples have been submitted for analysis.