Banned Substances: 3 Jocks Guilty

Mariba, Little and Sampson found guilty

The National Horseracing Authority of SA has confirmed that at an Inquiry held in Johannesburg on Wednesday 16 March 2016, the following jockeys were charged:

Julius Mariba…

National Horseracing AuthorityWas charged with a contravention of Rules 77.1.1 and 77.2.1, in that he presented himself to ride at the Turffontein Racecourse on 30 January 2016 whilst having a banned substance, namely alcohol, with a concentration level of 0,057mg per 100ml which is over the concentration threshold of 0,024mg per 100ml in his breath.

Jockey Mariba pleaded guilty to the charge and was found guilty of the charge.

The Board after hearing all the evidence and factors presented by Mr Mariba in mitigation and also taking into account his clean record and that he is seeking the help of a sports psychologist, ruled that Mr Mariba be suspended from riding in races for a period of thirty days, fifteen days of which is wholly suspended for a period of twelve months on condition that he is not found guilty under these rules during that period.

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

Chad Little…

National Horseracing AuthorityWas charged with a contravention of Rules 77.1.1 read in conjunction with 77.2.3, in that a urine sample taken from him at the Turffontein Racecourse on 24 October 2015, disclosed upon analysis the presence of Methcathinone which is a banned substance in terms of the Rules of The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa.

Jockey Little pleaded guilty to the charge and was found guilty of the charge.

The Board, after hearing the evidence and factors presented by Mr Little in mitigation and also taking into account that this is his first offence in terms of  these Rules, ruled that Mr Little be suspended from riding in races for a period of ninety days, sixty days of which is wholly suspended for a period of twenty four months on condition that he is not found guilty of a contravention of Rule 77 that during that period.

Mr Little waived his right of appeal against the penalty imposed and has requested to take his suspension from 20 March 2016 to 18 April 2016 (both days inclusive).

Deon Sampson…

National Horseracing AuthorityWas charged with a contravention of Rules 77.1.1 and 77.2.9, in that a urine sample taken from him at the Vaal Racecourse on 26 November 2015, disclosed upon analysis the presence of Oxazepam and Temazepam which are banned substances in terms of the Rules of The National Horseracing Authority.

Jockey Sampson pleaded guilty to and was found guilty of the charge.

The Board considered the evidence and extensive mitigating factors presented by Mr Sampson and imposed a penalty of a Warning.

Jockey Sampson has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed

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