Licensed Trainer Hunter Kilner lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty of a 3 month suspension imposed on him by the Stewards. Mr Kilner reserved his plea under AR178AB(1)(b) that at approximately 9.00am on the morning Tuesday 11 July 2017 licensed trainer Mr Hunter Kilner did, without the permission of the Stewards, inject the racehorse Steve’s Surprise on two occasions, with such injections being within One Clear Day prior to 12.01am on Wednesday 12 July 2017, on which day the gelding was engaged to run in the Ramornie Handicap 1200m at Grafton racecourse. On application of the Appellant, which was not opposed by the Stewards, the penalty imposed by Stewards is stayed until further order of the Panel. This appeal was heard on Monday, 27 November 2017 at 9.30am at the office of Racing NSW.
The panel gave the following orders: