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Victorian trainers Terry and Karina O’Sullivan charges to be heard next week

The Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board will hear the charges laid by the stewards against trainers Terry and Karina O’Sullivan at 9.30am on Monday 12 November, Tuesday 13 November and Wednesday 14 November 2018.

Terry and Karina O’Sullivan have been charged as follows:

DARRAGH – BALLARAT, 21 NOVEMBER 2015

Charge One: AR175(h)(i)
AR 175(h)(i) provides the Principal Racing Authority (or the Stewards exercising powers delegated to them) may penalise:

      (h) Any person who administers, or causes to be administered, to a horse any prohibited substance;
      (i) For the purpose of affecting the performance or behaviour of a horse in a race or of preventing it starting in a race.

The Stewards allege that prior to the race on 21 November 2015, Mr Terry O’Sullivan and/or Ms Karina O’Sullivan administered, or caused to be administered, to Darragh a prohibited substance, being cobalt at a concentration in excess of 200 micrograms per litre in urine, for the purpose of affecting the performance or behaviour of Darragh in the race.

Charge Two: AR175(h)(ii) [Alternative to Charge One]
AR 175(h) provides that the Principal Racing Authority (or the Stewards exercising powers delegated to them) may penalise:
     (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.

The Stewards allege that prior to the race on 21 November 2015, Mr Terry O’Sullivan and/or Ms Karina O’Sullivan administered, or caused to be administered, to Darragh a prohibited substance, being cobalt at a concentration in excess of 200 micrograms per litre in urine, which was detected in a pre-race urine sample taken from Darragh prior to the running of the race.

Charge Three: AR178 [Alternative to Charge One and Two] 

The Stewards allege that on 21 November 2015, Darragh was brought to the Ballarat Racecourse for the purpose of engaging in the IGA Liquor McKellar Mile Handicap (1600 metres) when a prohibited substance, being cobalt at a mass concentration of 200 micrograms per litre in urine, was detected in a urine sample taken from Darragh prior to the running of the race.

GOLD A PLENTY – SANDOWN, 7 AUGUST 2016

Charge Four: AR175(h)(i)

The Stewards allege that prior to the race on 7 August 2016, Mr Terry O’Sullivan and/or Ms Karina O’Sullivan administered, or caused to be administered, to Gold A Plenty a prohibited substance, being cobalt at a concentration in excess of 200 micrograms per litre in urine, for the purpose of affecting the performance or behaviour of Gold A Plenty in the race.

Charge Five: AR175(h)(ii) [Alternative to Charge Four]

The Stewards allege that prior to the race on 7 August 2016, Mr Terry O’Sullivan and/or Ms Karina O’Sullivan administered, or caused to be administered, to Gold A Plenty a prohibited substance, being cobalt at a concentration in excess of 200 micrograms per litre in urine, which was detected in a pre-race urine sample taken from Gold A Plenty prior to the running of the race.

Charge Six: AR178 [Alternative to Charges Four and Five] 

The Stewards allege that on 7 August 2016, Gold A Plenty was brought to the Sandown Racecourse for the purpose of engaging in the Crisp Steeplechase (3900 metres) when a prohibited substance, being cobalt at a mass concentration of 200 micrograms per litre in urine, was detected in a urine sample taken from Gold A Plenty prior to the running of the race.

DARRAGH – SANDOWN, 24 AUGUST 2016

Charge Seven: AR175(h)(i)

The Stewards allege that prior to the race on 24 August 2016, Mr Terry O’Sullivan and/or Ms Karina O’Sullivan administered, or caused to be administered, to Darragh a prohibited substance, being cobalt at a concentration in excess of 200 micrograms per litre in urine, for the purpose of affecting the performance or behaviour of Darragh in the race.

Charge Eight: AR175(h)(ii) [Alternative to Charge Seven]

The Stewards allege that prior to the race on 24 August 2016, Mr Terry O’Sullivan and/or Ms Karina O’Sullivan administered, or caused to be administered, to Darragh a prohibited substance, being cobalt at a concentration in excess of 200 micrograms per litre in urine, which was detected in a pre-race urine sample taken from Darragh prior to the running of the race.

Charge Nine: AR178 [Alternative to Charges Seven and Eight] 

The Stewards allege that on 24 August 2016, Darragh was brought to the Sandown Racecourse for the purpose of engaging in the Catanach’s Jewellers Handicap (1500 metres) when a prohibited substance, being cobalt at a mass concentration of 200 micrograms per litre in urine, was detected in a urine sample taken from Darragh prior to the running of the race.

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