New South Wales greyhound trainer, Lester Sheather has been handed a 3 months disqualification for a positive swab to Caffeine and its metabolites in one of his greyhounds.
The positive swab arose at a Temora greyhound race club meeting back on the 12th December 2008, on which occassion, the greyhound Geoff’s A Hero finished a well beaten 6th finishing more than 9 lengths from the winner.
On the 25th February 2009 NSW GHRRA Stewards concluded an Inquiry into the positive finding of Caffeine, Theobromine, Theophylline and Paraxanthine in the urine sample taken from Geoff’s A Hero when it competed at Temora on 12 December, 2008.
Trainer Lester Sheather was charged with a breach of Rule 83(2)(a) in that he failed to present Geoff’s A Hero for racing, drug free, to which he pleaded not guilty.
After careful consideration, Stewards found Lester Sheather guilty as charged.
Stewards disqualified Lester Sheather for 3 months, commencing 25 February 2009 for his breach of Rule 83(2)(a).
Geoff’s A FIero was disquaiified from the event.
Lester Sheather was informed of his rights of appeal.