The Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board will hear the charges laid by the Racing Victoria stewards' against trainer Trent Pennuto and Stable Employee David Price at 10.00am on Wednesday, 23 August 2017.
Trainer: Trent Pennuto
Mr Pennuto has been charged with a breach of AR 64G which relevantly states that:
“(1) A horse which is engaged to run in any race, official trial or jump-out must not be stomach-tubed without the permissions of the stewards: (a) at any time on the day of the scheduled race … and prior to the start of such event.”
“(2) Any person who, without the permission of the stewards: (a) stomach-tubes a horse; or (b) attempts to stomach-tube a horse; contrary to this rule, commits an offence and may be penalised.”
Stable Employee: David Price
Mr Price has been charged with a breach of AR 64G(2)(d) which relevantly states that:
“Any person who, without the permission of the stewards: (d) is a party to the stomach-tubing of a horse, or an attempt to stomach-tube a horse, contrary to this rule, commits an offence and may be penalised.”
Both charges relate to an attempt to stomach-tube the horse Chatober, trained by Mr Pennuto, on 25 May 2017 when it was engaged to run in Race 10 at Moe that day.
Trainer: Russell Green
In other news the Board will hear the charges laid by the stewards against trainer Russell Green at 9.30am on Tuesday, 29 August 2017.
Mr Green has been charged as follows:
Charge 1 – AR 178E(1)
“Notwithstanding the provisions of AR 178C(2), no person without the permission of the Stewards may administer or cause to be administered any medication to a horse on race day prior to such horse running in a race.”
Charge 2 - AR 175(l) (alternative to Charge 1)
“The Principal Racing Authority (or the Stewards exercising powers delegated to them) may penalise: (I) Any person who attempts to commit, or conspires with any other person to commit, or any person who connives at or is a party to another committing any breach of the Rules.”
Charge 3 – AR 175(g)
“The Principal Racing Authority (or the Stewards exercising powers delegated to them) may penalise: (g) Any person who gives at any interview, investigation, inquiry, hearing and/or appeal any evidence which is false or misleading in any particular.”
Charges 1 and 2 relate to the alleged administration, or attempted administration, of a solution which contained (at least) an unknown quantity of Green Amino drench, Blud powder and water via syringe to the horse Overton Onyx on 6 April 2017 when it was engaged to run in Race 6 at Wangaratta that day.