Ronald Murch To Face Inquiry Over Caffeine Positive

Report:

On 17th October 2014 Mr Ronald Murch was informed that the greyhound ALL BLACK JACK had shown the presence of CAFFEINE and its metabolites THEOPHYLLINE, PARAXANTHINE and THEOBROMINE from the urine sample taken at the Greyhound Racing SA race meeting held at Gawler on Tuesday 23rd September 2014, and that he would be advised of the date, time and place of an inquiry.

The reserve portion of the urine sample was tested and the presence of CAFFEINE and its metabolites THEOPHYLLINE, PARAXANTHINE and THEOBROMINE was confirmed.

Mr. Murch is now required to be available for a steward’s inquiry on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 at 10.00am, together with any witnesses that may assist for an inquiry by the Stewards into the circumstances relating to the obtaining of the positive urine sample.

As a result of this inquiry charges may be laid pursuant to GRSA Rules of Greyhound Racing.

He was further advised that if he does not attend this inquiry it may be held in his absence and charges may be laid pursuant to GRSA Rules of Greyhound Racing.

ARG Opinion:

The race in question saw ALL BLACK JACK start as the $2.40 favourite from box four. It was the greyhounds second win in a row, having won over the track and distance the week prior. The greyhound has won one race from six starts since that race.