Kelly Gets Seven Months For SA’s First Anabolic Steroid Positive

As reported here back in November, South Australia’s first positive swab to an Anabolic Steroid had come to light from a Port Augusta Greyhound racing Club meeting on the 11th October 2008.

The greyhound involved in the inquiry was the Raye Kelly trained Flame McBain and the inquiry was to hear evidence regarding a positive swab to Hydroxystanozolol, a metabolite of the Anabolic Steroid Stanozol.

That inquiry has just been heard and Mrs. Kelly was charged with a breach of the GRSA Rules Of Greyhound Racing R83 which reads:

    R83 Racing greyhound to be drug free

  • (2) The owner, trainer or person in charge of a greyhound-
  • (a) nominated to compete in an Event;
  • (b) presented for a satisfactory, weight or whelping trial or such other trial as provided for pursuant to these Rules; or
  • (c) presented for any test or examination for the purpose of a period of incapacitation or prohibition being varied or revoked
  • shall present the greyhound free of any drug.
  • (3) The owner, trainer or person in charge of a greyhound presented contrary to sub-rule (2) shall be guilty of an offence.
  • (4) A greyhound presented for an Event contrary to sub-rule (2) shall be disqualified from the Event or any benefit derived from a trial or test.

Mrs. Kelly pleaded guilty to the charge and was disqualified for a period of 7 months effective midnight 24th December 2008.

Stewards acting under rule R83(4) disqualified Flamer McBain from the Event and amended the placing accordingly.