Racing precedents

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


John Ellis


Appeal dismissed


Disqualification for 12 months pursuant to Rule 55A for presenting a horse with a prohibited substance (Flunixen) under Rule 497(1). Appeal as to penalty only. Appeal dismissed.

Racing type


Harness racing rules

Offence type

Prohibited substances


Assuming that this is how the drug came to be administered to the horse the Tribunal does not find that this amounts to? little room to give much recognition to mitigating factors in particular cases.

Paragraph number: 4

Decision file

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