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Weir and Morrish plead guilty to positive samples from jump-outs
06 Sep 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 
Stewards' Report - Darren Weir

Following their investigation into a sample taken from the horse Air Guitar, which was brought to the Burrumbeet Racecourse on Thursday, 22 June 2017 to engage in a jump-out for the purpose of obtaining a permit to start, Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have issued a charge against the horse’s licenced trained Darren Weir under AR 177A, which reads as follows:

When a horse is brought to a racecourse or recognised training track to engage in either:
• (a) an official trial, or
• (b) a jump-out, or
• (c) any other test
for the purpose of obtaining a permit to start in a race (whether after suspension or otherwise) and a prohibited substance is detected in any sample taken from it prior to or following such engagement, the trainer and any other person who was in charge of the horse at any relevant time may be penalised.

The summary of the particulars of the charge are that Air Guitar was brought to the Burrumbeet Racecourse to engage in a jump-out for the purpose of obtaining a permit to start in a race in accordance with LR 50(1).

A prohibited substance, being Phenylbutazone and Oxyphenbutazone (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory), was detected in a blood sample taken from Air Guitar prior to its engagement in a jump-out.

Mr Weir has indicated in writing that he will plead guilty before the RAD Board to the charge under AR 177A. In those circumstances, pursuant to the provisions of LR 6C(2A), the Stewards may penalise the charged person by imposing a fine not exceeding $5,000.

LR 6C(2A) provides as follows:
(2A) Minor Offences: Notwithstanding the provisions of LR 6C(1), where a person charged by the Stewards with a breach of AR 175(f), (g), (gg), (l), (q), AR 175A, AR 177A, AR 178A, or AR 178AA has indicated in writing that he or she will plead guilty before the RAD Board, the Stewards may penalise the person by imposing a fine not exceeding $5000.

The Stewards have determined to proceed under LR 6C(2A) and will hold a penalty hearing on Thursday, 7 September 2017 at 11.15am at the Ballarat Turf Club.

Stewards' Report - Simon Morrish

Following their investigation into a sample taken from the horse Miss Astronomoore, which was brought to the Burrumbeet Racecourse on Thursday, 22 June 2017 to engage in a jump-out for the purpose of obtaining a permit to start, Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have issued a charge against the horse’s licensed trainer Simon Morrish under AR 177A, which reads as follows:
When a horse is brought to a racecourse or recognised training track to engage in either:
• (a) an official trial, or
• (b) a jump-out, or
• (c) any other test
for the purpose of obtaining a permit to start in a race (whether after suspension or otherwise) and a prohibited substance is detected in any sample taken from it prior to or following such engagement, the trainer and any other person who was in charge of the horse at any relevant time may be penalised.

The summary of the particulars of the charge are that Miss Astronomoore was brought to the Burrumbeet Racecourse to engage in a jump-out for the purpose of obtaining a permit to start in a race in accordance with LR 50(1).

A prohibited substance, being Phenylbutazone and Oxyphenbutazone (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory), was detected in a blood sample taken from Miss Astronomoore prior to its engagement in the jump-out.

Mr Morrish has indicated in writing that he will plead guilty before the RAD Board to the charge under AR 177A. In those circumstances, pursuant to the provisions of LR 6C(2A) (see extract below), the Stewards may penalise the charged person by imposing a fine not exceeding $5,000.

LR 6C(2A) provides as follows:
(2A) Minor Offences: Notwithstanding the provisions of LR 6C(1), where a person charged by the Stewards with a breach of AR 175(f), (g), (gg), (l), (q), AR 175A, AR 177A, AR 178A, or AR 178AA has indicated in writing that he or she will plead guilty before the RAD Board, the Stewards may penalise the person by imposing a fine not exceeding $5000.

The Stewards have determined to proceed under LR 6C(2A) and will hold a penalty hearing on Thursday, 7 September 2017 at 11.45am at the Ballarat Turf Club.

 
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