RWWA Stewards Report: Owen Gilbride

15
Sep

At a previous inquiry Mr Gilbride pleaded guilty to a charge under AR175 (g) with the particulars being that he did give misleading evidence to RWWA Principal Investigator Mr P O’Reilly when interviewed on 7 March 2014, by denying that he had asked strapper Bonnie PaliAt a previous inquiry Mr Gilbride pleaded guilty to a charge under AR175 (g) with the particulars being that he did give misleading evidence to RWWA Principal Investigator Mr P O’Reilly when interviewed on 7 March 2014, by denying that he had asked strapper Bonnie Palise to wipe what appeared to be blood off the neck of GOTTABEYOU at Ascot on 5 March 2014.

Mr Gilbride pleaded not guilty to a charge under AR178E with the particulars being that he administered a medication by way of injection to the horse GOTTABEYOU on race day prior to race 8 at Ascot on 5 March 2014.

In relation to the charge issued under AR178E, after hearing all the evidence, including extensive veterinary evidence over several sittings received from Dr Deryck Tan (Race day veterinarian on 5 March 2014 who inspected GOTTABEYOU on the day), Dr Judith Medd (RWWA Industry Veterinarian), Dr Charles Stewart (called on behalf of Mr Gilbride) and Dr Trevor Lindsay (called on behalf of Mr Gilbride) the Stewards determined on 5 September 2014 to find Mr Gilbride guilty as charged.

On Wednesday 10 September 2014 the inquiry was resumed in order to receive submissions on the matter of penalty.

Stewards in considering penalty took into account: The seriousness and nature of the offences Past cases dealt with under the rules both in WA and other States The minimum penalty provisions applicable to AR178E and that in the Stewards opinion, there were no ‘special circumstances’ that applied in the matter. Mr Gilbride’s plea of guilty to one of the charges Mr Gilbride’s previously unblemished record over many years involvement in racing and several reference provided on his behalf That all samples taken from GOTTABEYOU returned negative for prohibited substances following analysis That GOTTABEYOU was withdrawn from the race by order of the Stewards on the day That there was no evidence that a prohibited substance had been administered, albeit that it remained unknown what was administered.

In relation to the charge under AR175 (g), Stewards determined to issue a disqualification of 6-months.

In relation to the charge under AR178E, Stewards determined to issue a disqualification of 9-months.

Both penalties are to be served concurrently and were backdated to commence as of 16 May 2014 which was the date upon which Mr Gilbride was stood down by Stewards pending outcome of the inquiry.

Media Contact: Denis Borovica – General Manager Racing Integrity Ph: 9445 5427 denis.borovica@rwwa.com.ause to wipe what appeared to be blood off the neck of GOTTABEYOU at Ascot on 5 March 2014.

Mr Gilbride pleaded not guilty to a charge under AR178E with the particulars being that he administered a medication by way of injection to the horse GOTTABEYOU on race day prior to race 8 at Ascot on 5 March 2014.

In relation to the charge issued under AR178E, after hearing all the evidence, including extensive veterinary evidence over several sittings received from Dr Deryck Tan (Race day veterinarian on 5 March 2014 who inspected GOTTABEYOU on the day), Dr Judith Medd (RWWA Industry Veterinarian), Dr Charles Stewart (called on behalf of Mr Gilbride) and Dr Trevor Lindsay (called on behalf of Mr Gilbride) the Stewards determined on 5 September 2014 to find Mr Gilbride guilty as charged.

On Wednesday 10 September 2014 the inquiry was resumed in order to receive submissions on the matter of penalty.

Stewards in considering penalty took into account: The seriousness and nature of the offences Past cases dealt with under the rules both in WA and other States The minimum penalty provisions applicable to AR178E and that in the Stewards opinion, there were no ‘special circumstances’ that applied in the matter. Mr Gilbride’s plea of guilty to one of the charges Mr Gilbride’s previously unblemished record over many years involvement in racing and several reference provided on his behalf That all samples taken from GOTTABEYOU returned negative for prohibited substances following analysis That GOTTABEYOU was withdrawn from the race by order of the Stewards on the day That there was no evidence that a prohibited substance had been administered, albeit that it remained unknown what was administered.

In relation to the charge under AR175 (g), Stewards determined to issue a disqualification of 6-months.

In relation to the charge under AR178E, Stewards determined to issue a disqualification of 9-months.

Both penalties are to be served concurrently and were backdated to commence as of 16 May 2014 which was the date upon which Mr Gilbride was stood down by Stewards pending outcome of the inquiry.

Media Contact:
Denis Borovica – General Manager Racing Integrity
Ph: 9445 5427
denis.borovica@rwwa.com.au