Racing Integrity Unit Release 30 May 2018

Further update as at 9pm 30 May

We have found there was a 10th horse (Dibaba trained by T and G Chimel) that was also on the float. It was handled by the same staff so will also be tested in the morning and the race it is in will also have betting suspended.

Racing Integrity Unit Release  30 May 2018 

The Stewards have been advised by the Trainers M Purdon and N Rasmussen that the following horses may have been exposed to a possible contamination during their transportation to Cambridge for the Harness Jewels.  

Princess Tiffany

Stress Factor

Funatthebeach

Sicario

Winterfell

Cheerful

Bubbled Up

Kayla Marie

War Dan Delight .

The Stewards have therefore ordered swabbing of the horses. The RIU has advised the New Zealand Racing Board, and they have agreed to suspend betting on the races the horses are engaged in.  

The results of the testing will not be available until after 4pm on Friday afternoon when a further announcement will be made.   

Mike Godber - General Manager                

Nick Ydgren  - Chief Stipendiary Steward

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