Yankee Rose Disqualified-Trainer Fined

20
Jan

Trainer David Vandyke has indicated he will appeal after copping a $25,000 fine and having his star filly Yankee Rose stripped of her second placing in last year’s Group I Flight Stakes.

Yankee Rose has been disqualified from her second-placed finish in the 2016 Flight Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer

The 2016 Cox Plate placegetter tested positive to the banned substance, Ketorolac, after finishing runner-up behind Global Glamour at Randwick an October 1.

Stewards held a hearing on Friday at which they disqualified Yankee Rose from the race, owners forfeiting the $99,000 in prizemoney.

Racing NSW-licensed veterinarian David Garth was also fined $15,000.

The Chris Waller-trained Sezanne has been promoted to second place whilst the James Cummings-trained Skylight Glow will be promoted to third.

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