Hearing date set for O’Sullivans: Racing.com 1/15/16

By: Andrew Eddy

Terry O’Sullivan and his daughter Karina will have their new prohibited substance charge heard by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board next Wednesday.

The Stawell-based training partners were notified this week that one of their gallopers, Dandy Gent, had produced a post-race urine sample positive to the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone after it ran at Sandown last September.

The notification comes hot on the heels of the earlier revelation that their five-year-old gelding Darragh had returned a positive swab to the controversial drug cobalt. No charges have yet been laid over that matter but Racing Victoria stewards are continuing their investigations.

Following the O’Sullivan hearing on Wednesday, Mornington trainer Mark Riley will have his appeal against the severity of a $400 fine heard by the RAD Board.

Riley was fined after not properly recording the administration of a treatment to Innocent Hero two days before it competed in a race on January 10.

The third hearing set down for next Wednesday is the appeal of apprentice jockey Ben Allen, who was outed for 11 meetings on a careless riding charge for his ride aboard Heza Dude at Sale on Thursday.

Next Tuesday, the RAD Board will hear submissions on penalty for the Flemington trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh after their charges over cobalt use were proven last month.