Licensed trainer Colette Cooper lodged an appeal against penalty after being found guilty by Racing NSW Stewards under AR178 and AR178F. Ms Cooper was fined $500 and disqualified for a total of 9 months, thus allowing Ms Cooper to re-apply for her trainer's licence on 12 October 2018.
This followed the detection of a prohibited substance in a pre-race blood and urine sample taken from Koop Creek prior to the gelding finishing 2nd in Race 5 Silver City Cup conducted at Broken Hill on 28 October 2017. The appellant did not apply for a stay of proceedings.
This appeal was heard on Thursday 15, February 2018 at the offices of Racing NSW commencing at 10:30am.
The Appeal Panel gave the following orders:-
1. Appeal against penalty dismissed
2. Penalty for breach of AR178 of a 9-month disqualification confirmed
3. Penalty of a $500 fine for breach of AR178F confirmed
4. Appeal deposit forfeited