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NHA: Zaki Guilty

Mr Zaki pleaded not guilty to the charge, but was found guilty of the charge

National Horseracing AuthorityThe 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.

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2 comments on “NHA: Zaki Guilty

  1. Philip Goldberg says:

    Does this substance enhance or hinder a horse’s chances in a race?
    Can it be proven that someone administered this drug for the above mentioned purpose?
    How does this menial penalty assist the public that did not benefit from this offence?
    Is there a fund that the public can claim there cash back?

  2. hi philip you been around to know exactly what it does. its a anti inflammatory. the horse must have been feeling something and somebody gave it a shot. whats 40k if you having a punt nothing. public gets the rasberry again. you know there is no fund. maybe the time has come for the game to be exposed totally. cricket teams and soccer teams and many other sports have been exposed to corruption but the racing powers that be want us to believe that racing is squeaky clean.

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