Jockey Muniandy – Suspended
GENERAL REPORT – PRTC
INQUIRY CONCERNING URINE SAMPLE CODED “J-3728” WHICH WAS TAKEN FROM JOCKEY S MUNIANDY ON 14th APRIL 2019 AT THE PERAK APRIL MEETING 2019 AND RETURNED POSITIVE TO “FUROSEMIDE” WHICH IS A PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE IN TERMS OF MRA RULES.
The Panel of Stewards concluded the Inquiry into the above matter today, Saturday, 25th May 2019 at the Perak Turf Club. Evidence were taken from Jockey S Muniandy, Dr. Lam Yee Yoon, Club Medical Officer, Perak Turf Club and the Chief Analyst, Professor Dr. Tan Soo Choon of USains Biomics Laboratory.
Jockey S Muniandy was found guilty of a charge under MRA Rule 136(3)(b) and the particulars of the charge were that a urine sample coded J-3728, submitted by him on 14th April 2019 at the Perak Turf Club April Meeting 2019, upon analysis, revealed the presence of Furosemide, which is a prohibited substance under the MRA Rules.
In deciding on penalty, the Panel of Stewards took into account his disciplinary records and mitigating factors. Jockey S Muniandy was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) months, backdated to Saturday, 27th April 2019 on which date when he was stood down from riding and to expire on Monday, 26th June 2019, both dates inclusive. He was informed of his right of appeal (3.10pm).
Jockey S Muniandy was informed that he would be required to provide a clear urine sample for analysis before resuming riding.