SA Fillies Classic Runner Disqualified

R35 000 fine meted out

Tamil Tigress, who started at 150-1 and ran a 37 length last behind Gimme A Nother in the Wilgerbosdrift Gr1 SA Fillies Classic on 2 March, has been disqualified from the race.

The National Horseracing Authority reports that trainer Lorenzo Karriem signed an Admission of Guilt for a contravention of Rule 73.2.2, in that he was the trainer responsible for Tamil Tigress from which a specimen taken prior to the sixth race at Turffontein on 2 March 2024, disclosed upon analysis, the presence of Flunixin (Class 4) which is a prohibited substance.

A penalty of a fine of R35 000 was imposed.

Tamil Tigress has been disqualified and the provisions of Rule 67.7.8 shall apply.

Ed – Flunixin is used to treat pain and reduce fever or inflammation. Some of the common uses of flunixin meglumine in horses include pain relief in the treatment of colic.

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