Following an operation conducted by the Racing NSW Investigations and Surveillance Unit in conjunction with Stewards, licensed Hawkesbury trainer Garry White has been issued with a charge under AR254(1)(a)(ii).
AR 254 Injections prohibited at certain times
(1) A person must not, without the permission of the Stewards:
a horse engaged to run in any race:
(ii) at any time during the 1 clear day prior to 12.00am on the day of the scheduled race.
(2) If a person breaches subrule (1), or the Stewards reasonably suspect that such a breach has been committed, they may order the scratching of the horse from the relevant race.
The details of the charge being that Mr White did inject the following horses within one clear day on Saturday, 9 October 2021, that were engaged to race at the Hawkesbury race meeting on Sunday, 10 October 2021.
Acting under the provisions of AR254(2) the aforementioned horses were scratched from their engagement at the Hawkesbury race meeting on 10 October 2021.
Samples were taken from the said horses and a number of exhibits were seized from Mr White’s stables that have been submitted to the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) for analysis.
Acting under the provisions of AR23, Racing NSW Stewards have suspended Mr White’s trainer's licence pending determination of the charge.
Racing NSW Stewards have reserved the right to issue further charges under the Rules of Racing and Mr White will be required to answer the charge issued and attend an inquiry into further allegations, once analysis of the samples and exhibits has been completed by the ARFL.