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Outcome of Appeal – David Vandyke (24 March 2017)

Before the Racing NSW Appeal Panel

Licensed Trainer David Vandyke lodged appeals against the severity of penalties imposed on him by the Racing NSW Steward acting under AR175(h)(ii) & AR178, being a total penalty of $25,000.

Mr Vandyke had pleaded guilty to charges under AR175(h)(ii) & AR178 that, as the trainer of Yankee Rose, he did cause to be administered the prohibited substance ketorolac to the racehorse Yankee Rose which was detected in a post-race urine sample taken from Yankee Rose following the filly running and being placed second in the Group 1 Flight Stakes conducted at Royal Randwick Racecourse on 1 October 2016 as he engaged veterinarian Dr David Garth to administer the prohibited substance ketorolac and that he brought Yankee Rose to Royal Randwick Racecourse on 1 October 2016 for the purpose of engaging in the Group 1 Flight Stakes and the prohibited substance ketorolac was detected in a post-race urine sample taken from Yankee Rose following the filly running and being placed second in that race, respectively.

This Appeal was heard Friday, 24 March 2017 at the offices of Racing NSW.

The Panel gave the following orders: 1. Appeal against severity of penalty dismissed 2. Penalty of $20,000 fine for breach of AR178 confirmed 3. Penalty of $25,000 fine for breach of AR175(h)(ii) confirmed 4. Total penalty of fine of $25,000 confirmed 5. Appeal Deposit forfeited

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