Queensland greyhound trainer Jackson Morris has been found guilty by Greyhounds Queensland stewards of presenting not one, but two different greyhounds to race with caffeine in their systems.
Greyhounds Queensland Stewards convened an Inquiry on the 12th of September 2008 in relation to the urine sample taken from the greyhound Burn me Up which competed on the 19th of July 2008 at the Capalaba Greyhound Racing Club in Race 6 (placed 7th) and subsequently returned positive to the drug’s Caffeine, Theobromine, Theophylline and Paraxanathine.
Greyhounds Queensland Stewards also inquired into urine sample taken from the greyhound See The Sea which competed on the 24th of July 2008 at the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club in Race 9 (placed 1st) and subsequently returned positive to the drug’s Caffeine, Theobromine, Theophylline and Paraxanathine.
Jackson Morris appeared on the inquiry on his own behalf to answer both charges and pleaded guilty on both counts of presenting a greyhound to race that is not free of any drug.
Greyhounds Queensland Stewards imposed a three month suspension on Morris on both charges and fined him $750.
The periods of suspension are to be served concurrently and commenced at midnight 12th of September 2008.
Stewards also disqualified both greyhounds from their respective events.