Queensland’s champion race bitch, Queen Lauryn has been scratched from the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder Heats on Saturday.
In a blow for connections, Queen Lauryn has come “on season” and will be unable to race.
Queen Lauryn, who is the current Wentworth Park track record holder, has had a very public battle with form that her connections had blamed on the administration of Nandoral, which is an ethyloestrenol anabolic steroid and the only one allowed under the drug free rules of greyhound racing.
According to connections, she raced on Nanderol for a period of time after breaking the Ipswich track record before her form tapered off.
Connections made the decision to rake her off all steroids and she had reportedly been trialling well again leading toward the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder Heats on Saturday.
Unfortunately the risk hasn’t paid off and without any oestrus suppresion therapy, Queen Lauryn has come on season.
Owner and Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club Board aspirant, Steve Hawkins raised the possibility of legal action against Greyhounds Queensland, calling the current greyhound racing and the current drug free rules “an unfair playground now” ; which is ironic, given that the whole purpose of the recent banning of all anabolic steroids in greyhounds other than ethyloestrenol, was to invoke a level playing field for all participants.