Greyhound Racing SA Stewards completed an inquiry on 9th May 2011 into the circumstances relating to the obtaining of the positive urine sample from the greyhound Cascada Star at the Greyhound Racing SA meeting held at Angle Park on Thursday 3rd February 2011.
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.
Mr. Jovanovic pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Stewards considered all evidence submitted and found Mr. Jovanovic guilty of the charge.
Mr. Jovanovic was disqualified by the stewards for a period of 4 months effective from Midnight Monday 16 May 2011.
Stewards acting under rule R83(4) disqualified Cascada Star from race five(5) at the meeting held at Angle Park on Thursday 3rd February 2011and amended the placings accordingly.
Cascada Star swabbed positive to the anti inflammatory corticosteroid Dexamethasone.