Victorian trainer charged
27 Jul 2012 | Racing Victoria stewards on Friday issued three charges against Anthony Chibnall trainer of Blaze It Up under Australian Rule of Racing AR175(h)(ii), 178 and 64G(1)&(2), which states:
Charge One AR175 (h)(ii)
(h) Any person who administers, or causes to be administered, to a horse any prohibited substance:
(ii) which is detected in any sample taken from such horse prior to or following the running of any race.
Charge Two AR 178
“When any horse that has been brought to a racecourse for the purpose of engaging in a race and a prohibited substance is detected in any sample taken from it prior to or following its running in any race, the trainer and any other person who was in charge of such horse at any relevant time may be penalised.”
Charge Three AR 64G (1)&(2)
“No horse engaged to be run in a race, official trial or jump out shall without the permission of the stewards be stomach-tubed within 24 hours of the appointed starting time for such race, official trial or jump-out. For the purposes of this rule stomach-tubed means any application to a horse of a naso-gastric tube.”
“Any horse that has been stomach-tubed contrary to the provisions of subrule (1) of this rule may be prohibited from starting in any relevant race, official trial or jump-out, and the trainer of the horse and any other person involved at any relevant time may be penalised.”
The particulars of the charges are summarised as follows:
• on 30 June 2012, he administered or caused to be administered to Blaze It Up a prohibited substance, being alkalinising agents as evidence by total carbon dioxide (TCO2) at a concentration in excess of 36.0 millimoles per litre in plasma, was detected in a blood sample taken from Blaze It Up prior to it running in Race 1, the Printhouse Handicap over 1000 metres at the Caulfield racecourse;
• on 30 June 2012, Blaze It Up was brought to the Caulfield racecourse and a prohibited substance was detected in a blood sample taken from Blaze It Up being alkalinising agents as evidenced by total carbon dioxide (TCO2) concentration in excess of 36.0 millimoles per litre in plasma prior to it running unplaced in Race 1, the Printhouse Handicap over 1000 metres; and
• on 29 June 2012 at 12.50pm, he stomach tubed Blaze It Up with an X-Drench containing alkalinising agents by way of naso-gastric within 24 hours of the appointed race time 12.25pm.
The charges issued against Mr Chibnall will be heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on a date to be fixed.