The National Horseracing Authority confirms that an Inquiry was held at its Head Office at Turffontein Racecourse, on Friday 16 October 2015.
Mr Dominic Zaki was charged with a contravention of Rule 73.2.4 in that he was the person responsible for the horse SHEIK’S DIAMOND at the time when a specimen (A52615) taken from that horse, was found to contain the prohibited substance Prednisolone 21-hemisuccinate, a prohibited substance in terms of Rule 73.4.
SHEIK’S DIAMOND participated in and won the 1st race at Turffontein Racecourse on 2 August 2015.
Mr Zaki pleaded not guilty to the charge, but was found guilty of the charge.
After considering all the facts relevant to this matter, the Board imposed a penalty of a fine of R40 000-00, of which R10 000-00 is wholly suspended for a period of 1 (one) year.
Furthermore, in terms of Rule 72.3.2 SHEIK’S DIAMOND is disqualified from the 1st race run at the Turffontein Racecourse on 2 August 2015 and the provisions of Rule 67.7.8 shall apply.