Racing precedents

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


Rickie George Brown


Appeal upheld, penalty varied


Disqualification of 3 months under Rule 178 for a prohibited substance (Carbon dioxide). Appeal against penalty only. Penalty varied to a disqualification of 1 month.

Racing type


Thoroughbred racing rules

Offence type

Prohibited substances


This Tribunal carefully examined penalties in drug cases in its decision of O'Donnell. As I stated in? such special circumstances apply which would result in the imposition of a disqualification period being a manifestly excessive penalty.

Paragraph number: 9 (Ms Hogan)

Decision file

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