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Racing NSW Stewards today conducted an inquiry into the Analyst's finding of the prohibited substance, frusemide, detected in the urine sample taken from Junoob (GB) subsequent to that gelding winning the Group 1 "The Metropolitan Handicap" at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday, 4th October, 2014.

Evidence was taken from Mr Chris Waller, trainer of Junoob (GB), Ms Analise Trollope, foreperson and Mr Liam Prior, Racing Manager.

Dr Craig Suann, Racing NSW Senior Official Veterinarian and Mr John Keledjian, General Manager, Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory, assisted the inquiry.

Dr Suann provided advice to the inquiry that frusemide is a diuretic and a prohibited substance under the rules of racing.

Racing NSW Intelligence and Surveillance Unit Chief Investigator, Mr Nathan Hayward provided written evidence concerning an inspection of Mr Waller's Rosehill stables on 3rd November 2014, following the receipt of an irregularity report on that day from the ARFL laboratory.

Mr Waller pleaded guilty to a charge under AR178 as the trainer of Junoob (GB), of having brought that gelding to the Royal Randwick racecourse on Saturday, 4th October 2014, for the purposes of engaging in the "The Metropolitan Handicap," whereby a prohibited substance, namely frusemide, was detected in a urine sample taken from that gelding subsequent to the race.

In considering penalty, Stewards were satisfied from the scientific evidence that the administration of frusemide to Junoob (GB) most likely occurred at or around 3:30am on the morning of the race.

Further, in assessing penalty, they found that the administration of frusemide was an inadvertent administration by Ms Trollope, whilst conducting scheduled administrations of frusemide to 8 horses in Barn 1 (where Junoob (GB) was housed) prior to those horses completing fast work on the Rosehill Gardens training track that morning.

Stewards took into account Mr Waller's prior record of 19 years as a trainer which included one breach of the prohibited substance rules in 2005.

The Stewards noted that the findings in April 2013, relative to Ibuprofen detected in four race-day samples involving three horses had made a no fault finding on Mr Waller's behalf when contamination at the feed mill was established. The Stewards accepted that in 2014, Mr Waller has had 1544 starters across Australia, of which approximately 50 percent were swabbed.

The Stewards also noted that since he was notified of a swab irregularity, Mr Waller has taken measures to improve stable husbandry relative to the safeguards he has in place when administering prohibited substances to horses under his care, such measures including:

- Updated daily work sheets that itemise horses and treatments in his stable
- The assigning of two staff members to the task of administering routine medications  with a sign off facility for each administration
- The use of a microchip scanner to identify horses to be treated
- Additional security to the storing of prohibited substances
- Extension of the storage capacity of CCTV footage at the stables
- Upgrading of the perimeter stable security

Mr Waller was fined $30,000.

Acting under the powers of AR177, Junoob (GB) was disqualified from its first placing in "The Metropolitan Handicap" at Royal Randwick on the 4th October 2014 and the placings were amended to read:

Opinion (IRE)
Araldo (GB)
Kingdoms (NZ)
Disclaimer (GB)
Bagman
Brigantin (USA)
Khalid (GB)
Spillway (GB)
Iggi Pop (NZ)
La Amistad
Travolta (NZ)
Wish Come True (IRE)
Our Voodoo Prince (GB)
Tupac Amaru
Deane Martin (NZ)

This ruling was made with Mr Waller representing the interests of the owners of Junoob (GB) at today's inquiry.

Mr Waller was advised of his rights of appeal


the old inadvertent administration from a stablehand line..
junoob cost me the quad that day Angry
should of got a holiday IMO
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Report Thebas December 11, 2014 10:27 AM GMT
frusemide is a diuretic

it is also known by its brand name Lasix


http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/aug/31/lasix-drug-debate-bleeding-horse-racing


nice carpet sweep this one  Sad

(maybe its cause the staff member/foreperson has a really unfortunate christian name & surname  Wink)
Report Thebas December 11, 2014 10:28 AM GMT
sorry ... nah different spelling .. close but lol

still an unfortunate name that gal has Laugh
Report Thebas December 11, 2014 10:32 AM GMT
sorry again .. does look like the same family  Confused

Furosemide (INN/BAN[1]), previously frusemide (former BAN), is a loop diuretic used in the treatment of congestive heart failure and edema. It is most commonly marketed by Sanofi under the brand name Lasix, and also under the brand names Fusid and Frumex.[

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furosemide


ie Lasix  Shocked
Report Monday mike December 11, 2014 11:49 AM GMT
Being a Group 1 the penalty was pittiful, saying that Ive got a considerable outlay on Strawberry Boy in The Villiers, hope the stuff kicks in as well for him.
Report wombleoz December 11, 2014 8:47 PM GMT
what penalty would Bill Smith from Upper Lower Creek have got?
Report VeryLTU December 11, 2014 11:05 PM GMT
not much if victorian standards are anything to go by. A country trainer from Geelong area recently only copped a $1000 fine for administering ODV. This is a central nervous system stimulant which is classified as a class 2 drug in the US. These are substances which have a "High probability of affecting the outcome of a horse race" according to US drug categorisation. This is the main reason i sometimes start laughing when i hear authorities like Berny Boy at RVL on radio sincerely describing the relentless and ruthless punishment of offenders to uphold vics. faultless integrity  LaughLaugh
Report secong coming. December 12, 2014 2:21 AM GMT
Junoob's positive swab showed Frusemide at a level of approximately 440 nanograms per millilitre (ng/mL) which is more than eight times the legal threshold of 50 (ng/mL).


sheesh , no questions why so much??

wrist slap what a joke
Report henryluca December 12, 2014 3:09 AM GMT
Dont believe in these Super- Stables...should be a limit for horses under the care and responsibility of one trainer  for a number of reasons...so annoying to see 5 out of 10 runners from same Super-Stable ....


Appeal by GRAHAM PAYNE (6 December 2012)

RACING NEW SOUTH WALES
APPEAL PANEL

(6 December 2012)

MR J HIATT OAM — Chairman
MR R BEASLEY SC
MR C CLARE
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF LICENSED TRAINER GRAHAM PAYNE.

REASONS FOR DECISION - CHAIRMAN: This is an Appeal by Licensed Trainer Graham Payne (hereinafter called the appellant) against the severity of a penalty imposed by the Stewards on 23 October 2012 at Sydney Racing NSW Offices for a breach of AR178.

The Appellant license to train was suspended for a period of four months which has been stayed pending the decision of the Panel.

The particulars of the charge are that the Appellant being the trainer of the gelding Kinetics at all relevant times leading up to and including 17 June 2012 did bring the said racehorse to the Port Macquarie Racecourse where it competed in and won Race 8 (Sky Gold Promim Australian Wauchope Cup) on that day.

The gelding provided a urine sample which upon analysis, had detected in it the prohibited substance testosterone at concentration in excess of that provided for geldings in AR178C(1)(g)(i) namely 20 micrograms per litre.

This Appeal is a rehearing of the charge the Stewards are represented by Mr Greg Rudolph, Deputy Chairman of Stewards-Racing and the Appellant by Mr Paul O’Sullivan, Solicitor.
The Appellant confirmed his plea of guilty and there is no issue as to the analyst and findings of elevated testosterone of greater than 40 micrograms per litre of urine.
The Panel considers the offence to be objectively serious in the framework of the Rules of Racing and there is a need to reflect that seriousness in the penalty imposed.

The circumstances are in the case the fact the Appellant’s Shores Stables, there has been established a lack of security with Appellant living away from those premises. The evidence has not disclosed how, when or in what circumstances the prohibited substance was administered. The relevant testosterone was of a high reading.

The Stewards, when they inspected the premises, did not find any prohibited substance or product which may have produce the testosterone found in the horse. The Appellant has taken action to secure his medications. Any penalty imposed must reflect deterrence and protection of the industry.
In all the circumstances, the Panel is satisfied the appropriate penalty is one of suspension and a fine is not appropriate. There is a need for the Panel to impose a penalty to both protect the industry of racing and to indicate to industry participants the serious of this type of breach.
In imposing penalty in respect of this case the Stewards in indicating there was aggravation took into account what they believed were three aggravating matters.
The fact a lack of proper security, second not producing the treatment book on demand and thirdly evidence from the treatment book the horse had a lump on its neck and was unwell on the Wednesday prior to the race.

The Panel in its considerations had considered the circumstances of the security which was less than satisfactory in terms of access to the horses and in the circumstances that were presented to Steward Greer on his stable visit. The evidence in respect of the medication book is that he was not able to present it immediately on demand but later he did. The Panel does not draw any negative inference in respect to its form and time of production.

In respect the issue of the mark on the horse’s neck and its condition the Appellant notified his vet and took her advice, the horse’s condition improved and the Panel has not drawn any negative inference in respect of Appellant’s actions on question of penalty in respect of the issue, see report Exhibit “C”.
The Panel has had regard to the personal circumstances, history and background. He was licensed for a period of some 10 years up to 1995 when he was dealt with for a similar breach. He has held a current license since March 2011.

The evidence reveals that he trains horses for himself and his wife. That he does not train for members of the public. In mitigation there was a plea of guilty, full co-operation with Stewards including permission for Mr Greer to inspect his stable in his absence. The Panel has also considered those matters concerning his health and being around horses has assisted his recovery. He has made some changes to his security.

[u]The Panel is of the opinion that the appropriate penalty is suspension of a period of two months takes into account the seriousness of the offence and reflects a different view of the aggravating factors.[/u]
The Appeal is Dismissed, penalty varied to a suspension of two months to date from today. Appeal deposit of $200 is forfeite
Report henryluca December 12, 2014 3:11 AM GMT
Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Licensed Trainer Sheree McEwan Suspended For 12 Weeks

Racing NSW Stewards yesterday conducted an inquiry into the analyst's findings of testosterone at a concentration in excess of the threshold provided for in AR178C.1(g)(i) in the urine sample taken from Polyrhythm, subsequent to that gelding winning the Class B Handicap at the Come-by-Chance Picnic Race Club race meeting on Saturday, 24th September 2011.

The inquiry into this finding was delayed due to conduct of a Racing NSW population study involving the level of testosterone found in geldings.
Evidence yesterday was taken from Ms Sheree McEwan, trainer of Polyrhythm, and Mr David McEwan (stablehand). Dr Craig Suann, Racing NSW Senior Official Veterinarian, and Dr Adam Cawley, Science Manager, Australian Forensic Laboratory, assisted the inquiry.

After taking evidence from Dr Suann and Dr Cawley, the Stewards could not be satisfied on the scientific and analytical evidence available to them that the detected level of testosterone in the sample was of endogenous origin or as a result of endogenous activity.

Acting under the powers of AR177, Polyrhythm was disqualified from its first placing in the Class B Handicap at the Come-by-Chance Picnic Race Club race meeting and the placings were amended to read:-
1.    Fiery Lover
2.    Surraya
3.    Millie the Model
4.    Cash Value
5.    Zandaby

Ms McEwan pleaded guilty to a charge under AR178 of having brought a horse to the racecourse for the purpose of engaging in a race and that a prohibited substance was detected in a sample taken from it subsequent to the event.

A penalty of twelve (12) weeks suspension of her licence to train was handed down by Stewards and consequently Ms McEwan will be eligible to resume training on the 1st January 2013.

Stewards took into account Ms McEwan had been licensed for two years and had a prior clean record. Ms McEwan was advised of her rights of appeal.
Report henryluca December 12, 2014 3:13 AM GMT
Warren Gavenlock Suspended For Three Months
Racing NSW stewards have suspended trainer Warren Gavenlock for three months after conducting an inquiry into the finding of the prohibited substance testosterone at a concentration in excess of 20 micrograms per litre in urine in the post-race sample taken from the gelding Camorino following that horse winning at Tamworth on May 21.

Evidence was taken from owner Susan Gavenlock and from Warren Gavenlock and Racing NSW steward Chris Polglase.

Racing NSW senior veterinarian Dr. Craig Suann and Australian Racing Forensic Racing Laboratory Analyst Dr. Adam Cawley., assisted the inquiry.


Gavenlock pleaded guilty to a charge of having caused the administration of the prohibited substance testosterone to Camorino.

Testosterone in geldings is deemed to be a prohibited substance when found at a mass concentration in excess of 20 micrograms per litre in urine.

Gavenlock’s trainer’s licence was suspended for a period of thee months to commence immediately and to expire on November 23.

Camorino was disqualified as the winner of the Tamworth Shopping World Benchmark 55 Handicap and the placings amended to 1st - Sutton Surprise; 2nd - Border Flight; 3rd – Hesashow; 4th – Cyprincess.
Report Thebas December 12, 2014 3:16 AM GMT
so that guy small fry guy got 2 months in the end for testosterone in the Wauchope Cup

In all the circumstances, the Panel is satisfied the appropriate penalty is one of suspension and a fine is not appropriate. There is a need for the Panel to impose a penalty to both protect the industry of racing and to indicate to industry participants the serious of this type of breach.


but a $30k fine for a masssive stable ... in a Group One race at Royal Randwick using Lasix

oh yeah ... all is good in stewardsville  Sad
Report Thebas December 12, 2014 3:35 AM GMT
and chris only has 8 runners ... in total ... lining up on the card at randwick tomorrow ...

the rest probably not quite fit enough to win on the day ... need more trackwork ... no point nom'ing
Report henryluca December 12, 2014 4:02 AM GMT
no point nom'ing

No commin no swabbin !!Shocked
Report Me2 December 12, 2014 8:34 PM GMT
Testosterone is banned in all circumstances, but Lasix is only banned for raceday samples?

Not totally sure that is factually accurate, hence the question mark.

If it is so, that would justify why testosterone merits a ban, and Lasix only a fine.
Report henryluca December 13, 2014 10:04 PM GMT
Trainer's reply to  subsequent $30,000 fine.

"Today has been difficult, however I will never lose respect for Racing NSW or the high level of integrity it upholds.


Mischief
Report eight ball December 14, 2014 12:50 AM GMT
"Today has been difficult
After yesterday he only lost $5000
Report Monday mike December 14, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
Strawberry Boy wins if has enough Testoserone as Pumper.........such is life.
Report henryluca December 15, 2014 3:24 AM GMT




"Today has been difficult, however I will never lose respect for Racing NSW or the high level of integrity it upholds. "
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