Routine swab analysis conducted by the NSW Greyhound and Harness Racing Regulatory Authority’s Analytical Laboratory has revealed an extraordinarily high number of positive tests to the banned substance Theobromine.
Further research, investigations and testing by the Authority’s Analytical Laboratory indicates that “WINNING EDGE PLATINUM”, sold by Premier StockFeeds Australia Pty Ltd contains Theobromine sourced from cacao (the plant from which chocolate is derived).
The labelling of “WINNING EDGE PLATINUM” does not disclose that it contains, or may contain, Theobromine.
The feeding of “WINNING EDGE PLATINUM” to a Greyhound, prior to its racing, may result in a positive test to Theobromine.
Any Owner or Trainer who presents such a Greyhound to race may be guilty of an offence under the Greyhounds Australasia Rules.
The Authority has also arranged for all other Winning Edge products to be tested, with negative results.
If participants have any concerns in relation to the above, please contact Michael Hurley, Chair, Greyhound Stewards on (02) 9722 6600.