here you go jape no fines here perhaps the jca should take note
STEWARDS WRAP: KNACKERY MEAT LEADS TO MORE POSITIVE SWABS
Monday 6th June 2016 1:49 pm.Katherine Ernst
TWO Victorian trainers recently faced the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) after being charged with breaches of the prohibited substance rule GAR 83 (2)(3).
Both trainers had greyhounds which returned positive urine samples to the drug Dehydronorketamine, a pain relief drug which is a metabolite of Ketamine.
The first trainer to face the board was Chris Darmanin, whose greyhound Aeroplane Tommy had shown the presence of the substance when competing at Ballarat on December 7, 2015.
Darmanin pleaded guilty to the charge and gave evidence that the source of the substance was most likely from the meat fed to the greyhound, which had been obtained from a pet food supplier.
Darmanin said he would be feeding his greyhounds human grade meat from now on.
Upon considering a penalty, the board was mindful of the evidence tendered at the hearing and that Darmanin had two prior positive swabs to the substance Procaine in 2009 and 2014 respectively.
The RADB subsequently handed down a six month disqualification, to commence on June 7, 2016.
The second trainer was Andrea Chapple, whose greyhound, Zoltina’s Legacy, returned a urine sample which showed the presence of Dehydronorketamine when competing at Ballarat on December 4, 2015.
Chapple also pleaded guilty and gave evidence that the substance was likely the result of being fed knackery meat from a pet food supplier.
Stewards considered Chapple’s guilty plea, her co-operation with the stewards and her lack of prior transgressions under the GAR and good character.
She was subsequently disqualified for three months, two months of which was suspended for 12 months, provided there are no further breaches of the rules in that period, with the disqualification commencing on June 7, 2016.
Aeroplane Tommy and Zoltina’s Legacy were also disqualified from their respective races.