Workrider Guilty of Substance Abuse

Workrider Doubt Mazule guilty on prohibited substance charge

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that an Inquiry held in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 24 April 2013, Workrider Mr D Mazule was charged with a contravention of Rule 77 read in conjunction with Rule 77.1. and 77.1.1, in that a urine specimen taken from him at Turffontein Racecourse on 26 January 2013, disclosed upon analysis the presence of 11-nor-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid (carboxy-THC), a metabolite of cannabis, which is a prohibited substance in terms of the Rules of the National Horseracing Authority.

Mr Mazule pleaded guilty to and was found guilty of the charge.  The Inquiry Board imposed a suspension from riding in races for a period of thirty (30) days.

Mr Mazule has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed.

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