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Prohibited Substance – Human Fined

So Good has been disqualified

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held at its offices on Friday, 15 February 2019, Trainer Mr L J Human was charged with a contravention of Rule 73.2.3.

This arose in that he was the Trainer responsible for the horse SO GOOD when a specimen taken from this horse prior to the running of the 3rd race at the Flamingo Park Racecourse on 12 November 2018, disclosed upon analysis the presence of Salicylic Acid, which is a prohibited substance in terms of the Rules of the National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa.

Salicylic Acid is an analgesic and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory substance.

Mr Human pleaded not guilty to the charge but was found guilty of the charge.

The Inquiry Board, after considering all the evidence presented, as well as what was said in mitigation, ruled that Mr Human be fined the sum of R23 000 of which R8 000 is wholly suspended for a period of five years on condition that he is not found guilty of a similar contravention of the Rules during that period.

Furthermore in terms of Rule 72.3.2, SO GOOD has been disqualified from the said race and the provisions of Rule 67.7.8 shall apply.

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1 comment on “Prohibited Substance – Human Fined

  1. Pro-klo says:

    So…What if the trainer is actually innocent? Im not saying Human is innocent…im just thinking in general. For example, if i should have been a trainer, and they found something in my horse’s system, which I have no clue about. How am i supposed to just accept the fines if i know im innocent? It is possible that someone can target your yard. Installing cameras are not always helpful, and the trainer cannot be with the horse 24/7…and a spiteful person will always find a way! I just think it is a shame that a trainer can lose his/her license because of something like this. If you are truly guilty…then yes…take that license away. But if your genuinely not guilty, and this keeps happening from time to time, how can they just take your license (your livelihood) and basically bash your reputation? Especially when it can be impossible for you to prove your innocence? I take my hat off to these trainers. As if this life and trying to make a living isnt hard enough, then someone can come and totally screw up your career with a little injection or pill. What a risky life! Is there nothing that can be done to prevent innocent trainers from falling victim to this kind of mess?

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