Racing Stewards Report


19 May 2017

APPEAL BY JOCKEY J DE SOUZA AGAINST THE 3 MONTHS’ SUSPENSION  IMPOSED BY THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS UNDER MRA RULE 136(3)(b) IN THAT A URINE SAMPLE CODED J-6186 SUBMITTED BY HIM ON 18TH MARCH 2017 AT THE PENANG TURF CLUB MARCH MEETING 2017 UPON ANALYSIS REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF “EPHEDRINE’ WHICH IS A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE UNDER THE MRA RULES

The PNTC Racing Stewards today (18th May 2017) heard the above Appeal at the Penang Turf Club.  Evidence was taken from Jockey J De Souza who was assisted by Ms Magdalene Tan May Ling at his request, and the Penang Turf Club Medical Officer, Dr. Kalahvathy D/O Tangga  Muthu.

After considering submissions by Jockey J De Souza, the Acting Chief Stipendiary Steward and the Club Medical Officer, the Racing Stewards dismissed Jockey J De Souza’s Appeal against the 3 months’ suspension from riding in races.  As Jockey J De Souza had not been granted a Stay of Sentence, his 3 months’ suspension which took effect from Saturday, 6th May 2017 will expire on Saturday, 5th August 2017.   His deposit was forfeited.


 


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