Trainer A Scott - Disqualified


23 Jul 2017

INQUIRY INTO A REPORT THAT URINE SAMPLE CODED "08342" SAID TO

BE TAKEN FROM "ILUMINADO" AFTER THE GELDING FINISHED 1ST IN

RACE 6 (R1588) MALAYSIA GROUP 1 – 2000M, 25TH DECEMBER 2016,  3RD DAY, PENANG DECEMBER YANG DI PERTUA NEGERI GOLD CUP MEETING 2016 AND WHICH UPON ANALYSIS, REVEALED THE PRESENCE OF "METHAMPHETAMINE" A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE UNDER THE MRA RULES AND REGULATIONS

The Stipendiary Stewards today (23rd July 2017) concluded an Inquiry into the above matter at the Penang Turf Club.

Evidence was taken from Trainer A Scott, the trainer of ILUMINADO, Associate Prof. Dr Tan Soo Choon, Chief Analyst, USAINS Biomics Laboratory, Dr Khor Li Li, Senior Veterinary Surgeon PNTC, Mr Mahendaraj a/l Singaravelu, Assistant Security Officer PNTC, Ms Ooi Jean Lee, Racing Officer, PNTC, Dr. James F W Nesan, Post-race Blood Collection Officer, Mr Deva Dass a/l Sundaraj, Post-race Coding Officer, Mr Marali a/l Ragavan, Post-race Coding Officer, Mr Asogan a/l Karupiaya, Post-race Urine Collection Supervisor, and Syce Nazmee Ibrahim, the syce of ILUMINADO.

After considering all the evidence, the facts of the case, and after deliberation, Trainer A Scott was found guilty of a charge under MRA Rule 134(6)(a) as read with MRA Rule 134(13) and punishable under MRA Rule 134(7) in that she was the Trainer and person responsible for nominating and accepting to run  ILUMINADO in the above race in which this horse finished 1st and its post-race urine sample coded “08342” subsequently upon analysis, returned positive to Methamphetamine, a prohibited substance under the MRA Rules.

When deciding on penalty under MRA Rule 134(7), the Stewards took into account the facts of the case, the nature of the prohibited substance, Trainer A Scott’s previous record under the rules and her mitigating factors.  Trainer A Scott was disqualified for a period of one (1) year with immediate effect from Sunday, 23rd July 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 22nd July 2018, both dates inclusive.  In addition, she was fined the sum of RM50,000/- (Ringgit Malaysia Fifty Thousand) and was informed of her Right of Appeal (1.00 pm).

In addition, in terms of MRA Rule 134(11), ILUMINADO was disqualified from the above race and the results were amended as follows:-

                                                          1st  :  MESSI

                                                          2nd  :  ASTRO FLAME

                                                          3rd  :  EN LAUDER

                                                          4th  :    LA FAMILIA   

 

A 'Clearing Sample' taken from "ILUMINADO" on 3rd March 2017 was analysed by USAINS Biomics Laboratory, reported to be negative to prohibited substances and as such, the Stewards had previously cleared "ILUMINADO" to resume racing under MRA Rule 134 (12).


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