Racing precedents

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


Robert Charles McPherson


Appeal dismissed


Disqualification for 2 years under Rule 178 for prohibited substances (Caffeine, Theobromine and Theophylline). Appeal as to conviction only. Appeal dismissed.

Racing type


Thoroughbred racing rules

Offence type

Prohibited substances


In the letter an argument was advanced that in order for a full evaluation to be made of the findings reported? or not to have been present at sufficient concentration to have affected the performance of the horse in the race in question'.

Paragraph number: 3

Decision file

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