Racing precedents

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


Allan John Watson




Disqualification for 12 months and 6 months to be served concurrently for administering a prohibited substance, pre or post race sample and for presenting a horse for racing which has had a prohibited substance (Phenylbutazone) administered to it under Rule 178. Appeal dismissed, penalties varied to two periods of disqualification each of 6 months to be served concurrently.

Racing type


Thoroughbred racing rules

Offence type

Prohibited substances


It is the unanimous decision of the Tribunal that upon consideration of the detailed submission made? decided cases are persuasive. We do not find any reason to depart from the applied wisdom of these authorities.

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Decision file

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