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Barnes Suspended – Banned Substance

Has right of appeal against the severity of the penalty

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 14 October 2019, Jockey Mr J C Barnes was charged with a contravention of Rule 77.1.1 read with Rule 77.2.8.

National Horseracing AuthorityThis arose in that a urine specimen which was taken from him at the Greyville Racecourse on 10 April 2019 disclosed upon analysis the presence of Codeine, a banned substance (classified as an Opiate in terms of the Guidelines) in terms of the Rules of The National Horseracing Authority.

Mr Barnes pleaded guilty to and was found guilty of the charge.  After considering all the evidence the Board imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of 14 days.

Mr Barnes has the right of appeal against the severity of the penalty imposed.

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3 comments on “Barnes Suspended – Banned Substance

  1. Wayne Jooste says:

    Probably something as inocent as taking some cough syrup that had cosine in it, or a painkiller…

  2. Cj Aucamp says:

    What about SINUTAB the pink/red couler with codeine…used by thousands of people to relieve sinus?

  3. Chris Santos says:

    It’s a banned substance full stop. When you are a professional athlete, it’s your responsibility to ensure you don’t take any banned substances.

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