Todd Kelly Disqualified And Fined For Androstane Positives

Report:

Mr. Todd Kelly was informed that the greyhounds MAGNUM MCBAIN and AHA MCBAIN had shown the presence of 5β-ANDROSTANE-3α, 17β-DIOL from the urine samples taken at the Greyhound Racing SA race meeting held at Gawler on Tuesday 29th July 2014 and Sunday 14 September 2014, and that he would be advised of the date, time and place of an inquiry.

The reserve portions of the urine samples were tested and the presence of 5β-ANDROSTANE- 3α, 17β-DIOL was confirmed.

Mr. Kelly was advised of the analyst’s results and attended an inquiry at the offices of Greyhound Racing SA on Tuesday 11th November 2014 at 10.30am, into the circumstances relating to the obtaining of the positive urine samples.

After taking evidence from Mr. Paul Zahra (Scientific Manager) and Mr. Kelly stewards were of the opinion that there was sufficient evidence to charge Mr. Kelly with two (2) breaches of the GRSA Rules Of Greyhound Racing R83 in that he produced the greyhounds MAGNUM MCBAIN and AHA MCBAIN for racing at the Greyhound Racing SA race meeting held at Gawler on Tuesday 29th July 2014 and Sunday 14 September 2014 and the greyhounds were found to have the prohibited substance 5β-ANDROSTANE-3α, 17β-DIOL in their urine at a mass concentration greater than 20ng/mL.

The greyhounds MAGNUM MCBAIN and AHA MCBAIN were swabbed after competing, and were found to have the drug 5β-ANDROSTANE-3α, 17β-DIOL in their urine.

R83 Racing greyhound to be free of prohibited substances (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 prohibited substance.

(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 (1) or (2) shall be disqualified from the Event or any benefit derived from a trial or test.

(6) Testosterone as evidenced by the presence of 5b-androstane-3a,17b-diol at or below a concentration of 10 nanograms per millilitre in a sample of urine taken from a bitch will not breach the provisions of sub rule (2) of this rule.

Mr. Kelly pleaded guilty to the charges and was disqualified for a period of 7 months on each charge with 3 months suspended for 12 months pending no further breach of GAR 83. Furthermore stewards substituted one month for a $1,000 fine.

In total Mr Kelly was disqualified for a period of 6 months and fined $2,000. Such penalty to commence from midnight Friday 21 November 2014.