RWWA Media Release: Trent Brown

4
Aug

 Thoroughbred – Stewards’ Inquiry – Trainer Mr Trent Brown – BRAVOSI – Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club, Sunday 15 June 2014

RWWA Stewards today concluded the inquiry into a report received from the ChemCentre in Perth that the prohibited substance Methocarbamol was detected in the urine sample taken from BRAVOSI after winning Race 2, the Professionals Kalgoorlie Maiden over 1100m at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club on Sunday, 15 June 2014.

This finding was verified by the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory in Sydney.

Evidence was taken from the trainer of BRAVOSI, Mr Trent Brown, RWWA Industry Veterinarian Dr Judith Medd, RWWA Principal Investigator Mr Phil O’Reilly and ChemCentre Analyst Mr James White.

Mr Brown pleaded guilty to a charge under AR.178 with the particulars of the charge being that as the licensed trainer of BRAVOSI, he presented that gelding to race at Kalgoorlie on Sunday, 15 June 2014 with the prohibited substance Methocarbamol being detected in the post race urine sample taken from the gelding.

Mr Brown was subsequently fined the sum of $6,000.

In assessing penalty the Stewards took into account the following factors:

Mr Brown’s guilty plea

The nature of the prohibited substance

Mr Brown’s personal circumstances

His cooperative manner and remorse

Further, Mr Brown was fined the sum of $250 under AR.178F for failing to maintain an up to date record of an unrelated treatment.

Acting under the provisions of AR.177 which states:

AR.177. Subject to AR.177C, any horse that has been brought to a racecourse and a prohibited substance is detected in any sample taken from it prior to or following its running in any race must be disqualified from any race in which it started on that day.

BRAVOSI was subsequently disqualified from the above race and the placings amended to:

1

st MORE THAN MUM (B. Paterson)

2

nd UNIVERSAL EXPRESS (E. Creighton)

3

rd JUST KNOW (R. Forrest)

4

th QUEST FOR RINGS (A. Castle)

Media Contact:

Brad Lewis – Chief Steward Thoroughbreds Ph: 9445 5420 brad.lewis@rwwa.com.au