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Victorian trainer hearing related to firearm
29 Jun 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 
The Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board will hear the charge laid by the Racing Victoria stewards against licensed trainer Mark Thomas at 10.00am on Thursday, 6 July 2017.

Mr Thomas has been charged with a breach of AR 175(q) which provides that:

The Principal Racing Authority (or the Stewards exercising powers delegated to them) may penalise: Any person who in their opinion is guilty of any misconduct, improper conduct or unseemly behaviour.

The particulars of the charge are that on 9 October 2016 at the licensed stable premises of Lee and Shannon Hope, Mr Thomas initiated a verbal altercation with licensed trainer Shannon Hope whilst in possession of a firearm, constituting improper conduct.

In other news trainer Jim Cerchi was fined $1500 for the administration of a medication to Petrov engaged to run in Race 9 at Pakenham-Synthetic on June 8th, 2107.
 
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