Racing precedents

A list of precedents from determinations made by the Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal.


John Macmillan


Appeal allowed, penalty varied


Disqualification for 3 months for presenting a horse for racing which has had a prohibited substance (Promazine) administered to it under Rule 178. Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to a disqualification of 14 days and a fine of $500.

Racing type


Thoroughbred racing rules

Offence type

Prohibited substances


The fact that there appears to be no industry guidelines regarding supervision,... Despite the lack of guidelines, the Tribunal has come to the conclusion that the appeal should fail.

Paragraph number: 2

Decision file

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