Jack Milner: The National Horseracing Authority (NHA) confirmed that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on Friday 24 November, trainer Mike de Kock was charged with contravention of rule 73.2.4 in that he was the trainer responsible for the horse Janoobi from which a specimen was taken, after he had won Race 7, the Daisy Guineas, at Greyville Racecourse on 7 May 2017, disclosed upon analysis the presence of Dexamethasone, a prohibited substance in terms of NHA rules.
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Jockey Grant van Niekerk was handed a 14-day suspension for failing to ensure he did not cause interference while riding Just My Style at Turffontein on 4 November. He was given the right to appeal against the penalty.
The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Port Elizabeth on 27 October 2017, Jockey Greg Cheyne was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of LORD WINDERMERE, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to ORIENTAL TIGER approaching the 150m in Race 6 at Fairview Racecourse on 16 October 2017.
The National Horseracing Authority has noted that there have been a number of specimens taken from horses which have tested in excess of the screening limit for caffeine. Accordingly, the NHA is obligated to notify the relevant Trainers of this occurrence and afford them options as envisaged in terms of the Rules.
The National Horseracing Authority (NHA) is pleased to confirm that David Rahilly, a member of the Central Provinces Stipendiary Board, has been appointed as the resident stipendiary steward in Kimberley with immediate effect.