January Integrity Updates & Information

12 February 2024
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It is to be noted that the current open Inquiries can be found by the following link.

https://www.hrnsw.com.au/racing/stewards/openinquiries

 

New Inquiries

 

  • 25 January 2024– Mr Peter Tanti – HRNSW Stewards have commenced an investigation in relation to a report from the Australian Government National Measurement Institute (NMI) that Cobalt above the threshold of 100 micrograms per litre in urine was detected in the urine sample taken from BLUE SUEDE ROCKA following its win in race 4, the HALLOWEEN @ CLUB PACWAY OCTOBER 27 & 28 PACE (1720 metres) conducted at Penrith on Thursday 12 October 2023.

The reserve portion and control solution have been confirmed by the ChemCentre in Western Australia.

HRNSW Stewards have suspended Mr Tanti’s Trainer and Driver’s licence pursuant to Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 183.

Mr Tanti has been advised of his right to appeal the decision of HRNSW Stewards.

 

Inquiries Conducted

 

  • 10 January 2023– Mr Laurie Callick – HRNSW Stewards conducted an Inquiry in relation to a report from Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) that Arsenic above the allowable threshold had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from the horse SPRINGFIELD SHADOW following its win in race 6, the F TROOP RACING PACE (2210 metres) conducted at Broken Hill on Friday 13 March 2020.

The ‘B’ sample was confirmed by the ChemCentre in Western Australia.

Mr Callick pleaded guilty to a charge issued pursuant to Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 190 (1), (2) & (4). In respect of that charge Mr Callick was convicted, however, Stewards did not impose a penalty on Mr Callick as they were satisfied to the requisite standard that the detection of Arsenic was consistent with the chronic ingestion of treated wood by SPRINGFIELD SHADOW.

Acting under the provisions of AHRR 195, SPRINGFIELD SHADOW was disqualified from the abovementioned race.

Mr Callick was advised of his right to appeal the decision

 

Appeal Decisions

 

  • 22 January 2024 - Mr Sebastian Piltz appealed the decision of HRNSW Stewards to suspend his driver’s licence for a period of 10 days after he was found guilty of a charge issued pursuant to AHRR 163(1)(a)(iii) when driving the horse LOCHART SHARD in Race 6 at Menangle on Tuesday 9 January 2024.

By decision of the NSW Harness Racing Appeal Panel the breach was confirmed and a suspension of 5 days was imposed.

  • 23 January 2024 - Mr Lucas Rando appealed the decision of HRNSW Stewards to suspend his driver’s licence for a period of 21 days after he pleaded guilty to a charge issued pursuant to AHRR 168(1)(a) when driving the horse IDEAL COPY in Race 7 at Penrith on Thursday 28 December 2023.

By decision of the NSW Harness Racing Appeal Panel the breach was confirmed and a suspension of 14 days was imposed.

 

Integrity Information

 

  • During the month of December 2023, HRNSW Integrity department obtained 713 race day samples.

As per normal HRNSW procedure all samples have been submitted for analysis.

 

Integrity Notices

 

  • 8 January 2024 – Arrival Times Elevated TCO2 Levels as at 08/01/24.
  • 9 January 2024 – December Integrity Updates & Information.

All integrity notices can be found at www.hrnsw.com.au

 

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