Racing precedents

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


Avon Macomish


Appeal allowed


Disqualification 12 months for failing to take all reasonable and proper precautions to prevent the administration of a drug (Salicylic acid) under Rule 364(a). Appeal upheld. Conviction confirmed by Supreme Court. Penalty varied to a disqualification of 8 months.

Racing type


Harness racing rules

Offence type

Prohibited substances


?In his detailed reasons for decision His Honour Chief Justice Malcom identified the approach which was above the level which had been prescribed by the Controlling Body?

Paragraph number: 7-11 (D Mossenson Reasons)

Decision file

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