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Racing Integrity Unit Press Release

23 August 2012

The RIU has concluded its investigations into three positive tests reported by the Hong Kong Laboratory. Two related to the prohibited substance Arsenic and the third to the prohibited substance capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin.

As a result of these investigations the RIU after considering all the circumstances has advised the trainers of the three horses that:

  1. The RIU will be filing an information with the Judicial Control Authority seeking the disqualification of the horses Precious Mach (4th in the 4 year old Mares Diamond Pace at Cambridge Raceway on Saturday 2 June), Delightful Christian (1st in the 2 year old Fillies Diamond Pace at Cambridge Raceway on Saturday 2 June) and Dreamy Eagle (1st in the Northland Cup at Alexandra Park on Friday 24 February) from the races in which they tested positive under Rule 1004D.
  2. The RIU will not be laying any charges against the Trainers.

Trainers are hereby reminded that Arsenic is a prohibited substance over the level of 0.30 microgram total arsenic per millilitre in urine, capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin is a prohibited substance and are advised to take all precautions to ensure competing horses meet these requirements.

The investigation into the other positive test identified in Hong Kong is continuing.