Racing precedents

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


Dean Capelli
Neven Botica
Gary Johnson


Appeal dismissed


Disqualification of THURSTON under Rule 177 for being presented to race when a prohibited substance (Cimetidine) had been detected. Appeal dismissed. Application by Owners of THURSTON to have appeal re-opened refused.

Racing type


Thoroughbred racing rules

Offence type

Prohibited substances


In my opinion, consistent with what is said in Bhardwaj, it is necessary first? They had discretion as to whether or not to disqualify, because Rule 177 is expressed in discretionary rather than in mandatory terms.

Paragraph number: 6 (8/07/05), 2 (25/02/02)

Decision file

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