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Veterinary inspections completed for TAB Everest runners

Racing NSW Stewards' on Thursday morning advised that Racing NSW Veterinarians and Stewards have now completed an inspection of all runners engaged to start in Saturday’s $15m The TAB Everest (1200m) at Randwick. 
 
All horses have been passed suitable to start and samples taken from the runners have been submitted to the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory for routine analysis. 

In other news the Stewards advise that following an operation conducted by the Racing NSW Investigations and Surveillance Unit in conjunction with Stewards, licensed Hawkesbury trainer Mr Garry White has been issued with a charge under AR254(1)(a)(ii).
 
AR 254 Injections prohibited at certain times 

(1) A person must not, without the permission of the Stewards:
(a)   inject;
 
a horse engaged to run in any race:
 
(ii) at any time during the 1 clear day prior to 12.00am on the day of the scheduled race. 
 
(2) If a person breaches subrule (1), or the Stewards reasonably suspect that such a breach has been committed, they may order the scratching of the horse from the relevant race.
 
The details of the charge being that Mr White did inject the following horses within one clear day on Saturday 9 October 2021, that were engaged to race at the Hawkesbury race meeting on Sunday 10 October 2021. 
 
Race 2 – Hot Dancing
Race 5 – Fine Impact
Race 6 – Dreamline
Race 8 – Timely Shadow

Acting under the provisions of AR254(2) the aforementioned horses were scratched from their engagement at the Hawkesbury race meeting on 10 October 2021. Samples were taken from the said horses and a number of exhibits were seized from Mr White’s stables that have been submitted to the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) for analysis. 
 
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