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Morrish hearing scheduled for December
15 Nov 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 
The Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board will hear the charges laid by the stewards against trainer Simon Morrish at 9.30am on Friday, 15 December 2017.

Mr Morrish has been charged as follows:

Charge 1 – AR 178E(1)

Notwithstanding the provisions of AR 178C(2), no person without the permission of the Stewards may administer or cause to be administered any medication to a horse on race day prior to such horse running in a race.

The stewards allege that on 8 July 2017, without the permission of the stewards, Mr Morrish administered or caused to be administered an unknown medication by way of injection to the horse Show a Star which was entered to run in Race 2 the VRC-CRV Cup Tour Trophy (2000m) at Flemington that day.

Charge 2 – AR 178AB(1) (alternative to Charge 1)

A person must not, without the permission of the Stewards, inject a horse, cause a horse to be injected or attempt to inject a horse, which is engaged to run in any race:
(a) at any time on the day of the scheduled race, prior to the start of such event; and
(b) at any time during the One Clear Day prior to 12.01am on the day of the scheduled race.


The stewards allege that, without the permission of the stewards, Mr Morrish injected Show a Star or caused Show a Star to be injected at some time on 8 July 2017, prior to the race, or during the One Clear Day prior to 12.01am on 8 July 2017.

Charge 3 – AR 178F(1)

(1) A trainer must record treatment and medication administered to each horse in his or her care by midnight on the day on which the administration was given, and each record must include the following information:
(a) the name of the horse;
(b) the date and time of administration of the treatment or medication;
(c) the name of the treatment or medication administered (brand name or active constituent);
(d) the route of administration including by injection, stomach tube, paste, topical application or inhalation);
(e) the amount of medication given (if applicable);
(f) the duration of a treatment (if applicable);
(g) the name and signature of person or persons administering and/or authorizing the administration of the treatment or medication.


The stewards allege that Mr Morrish failed to record the administration of the medication Meloxicam to Show a Star on 4 July 2017.
 
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