Racing precedents

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


Bruce Whiteman


Appeal allowed, penalty varied


Disqualification for 2 years for failing to take all reasonable and proper precautions to prevent the administration of a drug (Salicylic acid) under Rule 364(a). Appeal dismissed, penalty varied to a disqualification of 1 year.

Racing type


Harness racing rules

Offence type

Prohibited substances


We are persuaded, however, that there are some special circumstances which justify our interfering with the penalty? we do consider that a disqualification for a period of one year is appropriate.

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Decision file

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