Racing precedents

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


Kevin Nolan


Appeal dismissed


Disqualification for 12 months for presenting a horse with a prohibited substance (Carbon dioxide) under Rule 190(2). Penalty varied to 6 months suspension coupled with a $5,000 fine by WATA Committee. Appeal as to conviction only. Appeal dismissed.

Racing type


Harness racing rules

Offence type

Prohibited substances


There is no merit in the argument regarding the appellant's state of mind (detailed written submission 4). In most cases? a horse for racing with a level of prohibited substance above the maximum permitted level'. (p33 para 174)

Paragraph number: 13

Decision file

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