An investigation concerning the withdrawal of GOTTABEYOU, trained by Mr Grant Williams from Race 8 at Ascot on 5 March 2014 after a report by the on course Veterinarian that an inspection of the mare found it to have a swelling to its near side jugular with traces of blood, has now been completed.

Samples taken from the mare have been analysed with no prohibited substances detected.

An inquiry into the above matter has now been scheduled for 16 May 2014 to accommodate the availability of Mr Williams legal counsel.

Stewards have directed Mr Grant Williams, Mr Owen Gilbride (Stable Foreman for Mr Williams) and Ms. B Palise (Stablehand) to attend the inquiry at which the report of the RWWA Principal Investigator, including persons interviewed during the investigation, will be heard.

Media Contact:
Denis Borovica – General Manager Racing Integrity
Ph: 9445 5427