Lyndon Barends, Chief Executive of the National Horseracing Authority, issued a statement on Friday concerning issues in the racing industry. The statement reads in full:
Browsing: National Horseracing Authority
The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry concluded at the NHA offices at Turffontein on 13 June 2018, Jockey Simons was charged with a contravention of Rule 77.1 read together with Rule 77.2.11 in that urine samples taken from him at the Vaal Racecourse on 27 October 2016, 29 October 2016 and 22 November 2016, were found, after analysis, to contain Hydrochlorothiazide, which is a banned substance in terms of the Rules of The National Horseracing Authority.
VAN HALEN wins the Medallion
Jockey Craig Zackey has been suspended from riding for 10 days after causing interference in the Grade 1 Gold Medallion at Scottsville in May – a race he won on Van Halen for trainer Tobie Spies.
Statement by the Handicapping Panel of The National Horseracing Authority on their review on the rating of the Premier’s Champion Challenge (Grade 1):
The Kenilworth stipes on Tuesday carried out a DNA test on All Aboard as part of their investigations into why the unraced two-year-old’s markings failed to match those in his passport when he was compulsorily scratched at Kenilworth a week ago.
The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Cape Town on 7 February 2018, Trainer Mr Joey Ramsden was charged with a contravention of Rule 73.2.4 in that he was the Trainer of the horse LILY THERESA from which a specimen was taken, after it had participated in and won the 2nd Race run at Kenilworth Racecourse on 8 April 2017, which disclosed upon analysis the presence of Dexamethasone, a prohibited substance in terms of the Rules of The National Horseracing Authority.