After taking evidence from the trainer of KIEWA GEM, Mr. Mark Reekie, stewards issued a charge against Mr. Reekie pursuant to Greyhounds Australasia rule GAR 83 (2) (a) to which he pleaded guilty.
GAR 82 (2) (a) reads: The owner, trainer or person in charge of a greyhound nominated to compete in an event shall present the greyhound free of any prohibited substance.
The specific of the charge were that on Saturday 12 October 2013 Mr. Mark Reekie, as the trainer of the greyhound KIEWA GEM did present that greyhound to compete in race 2 at Capalaba, when a urine sample taken from the greyhound following the event was found, upon analysis, to contain the prohibited substance 5B-androstane-3a, 17B-diol.
After considering all evidence stewards found Mr. Reekie guilty as charged.
In assessing penalty, stewards took into account the following points:
· Mr. Reekie’s good record and contribution to the industry spanning over 30 years
· That the prohibited substance 5B-androstane-3a, 17B-diol (BaB diol) is a metabolite of testosterone
· Previous penalties in respect to similar substances
Subsequently Mr. Reekie was fined the sum of $1500 and his licence was suspended for a period of 3 months.
Under the provisions of Greyhound Australasia Rule 83 (5) (a) KIEWA GEM was disqualified form its 1st placing in Race 2 at Capalaba on Saturday 12 October 2013 and ammended the placings accordingly.
Under the provisions of Greyhounds Australasia Rule 83 (5) (b) KIEWA GEM was disqualified from its 1st placing in Race 3 at Capalaba on Saturday 19 October 2013 and ammended the placings accordingly.
Mr. Reekie was directed to return all prizemoney received from the aforementioned events to Racing Queensland.
Mr. Reekie was advised of this appeal right.