NHA: Gray Guilty

R3500 fine imposed

National Horseracing AuthorityThe National Horseracing Authority has confirmed that an inquiry was held at its offices on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 into possible contraventions by Trainer S J Gray of NHA Rule 10.5.16 and Sub-Rule 10.5.16.1

Mr Gray was charged with a contravention of Rule 10.5.16 in that he had in his possession at his stables on 28 July 2015, medicines or drugs listed in Schedules 3 – 7 of the MED ACT, the labels whereof, did not comply with the provisions of this Rule.

Mr Gray pleaded guilty to the charge and was found guilty.

In coming to a penalty, the Board considered all the facts before it and Mr Gray’s submissions in mitigation.  The Board imposed a fine of three thousand five hundred rand (R3 500.00).  Furthermore, Mr Gray was advised to comply strictly with this Rule going forward.

Mr Gray has the Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed.

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