Racing precedents

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


Robert Charles McPherson


Appeal allowed, penalty varied


Disqualification for 2 years and 6 months for presenting a horse for racing which has had a prohibited substance (Oxyphenbutazone) administered to it under Rule 178. Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to a fine of $5,000.

Racing type


Thoroughbred racing rules

Offence type

Prohibited substances


That application was considered by the Chairman, Mr Mossenson, on the same day. The appellant now applies again for?.Western Australia itself. A fine is the appropriate penalty for the type of offence committed in this case.

Paragraph number: 2 (12-07-94), 3 and 4 (27-07-94) and 11 (22-03-95)

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