Racing precedents

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


Terrence George Tapper


Appeal dismissed


Disqualification for 12 months under Rule 178 for a prohibited substance (Testosterone). Appeal dismissed, penalty confirmed.

Racing type


Thoroughbred racing rules

Offence type

Prohibited substances


As quoted above, in pronouncing guilt, all the Stewards said in effect was Mr Tapper was the trainer at the time the horse? I am satisfied that it cannot be said that the defence is open to Mr Tapper in all of the circumstances.

Paragraph number: 5, 10 and 11

Decision file

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