Stewards Adjourn Raceday Treatment Inquiry: Racing.Com 12/9/16

By: Brad Bishop

Racing Victoria stewards have adjourned an inquiry into an alleged raceday treatment case ahead of Thursday’s Kyneton meeting.

It is in relation to the Neil Dyer-trained Short Changed, who was a late scratching from the opening race on the card.

Short Changed was taken out by stewards acting on advice from RV’s Compliance Assurance Team, who visited Dyer’s Kyneton stable late on Thursday morning.

The CAT deemed that Short Changed had been treated on raceday in the form of the injectable substance, Diurex.

Short Changed was withdrawn, at 12.49pm, under the provisions of Australian Racing Rule 178E(1), which states that, ‘no person without permission of stewards may administer or cause to be administered any medication to a horse on raceday prior to such horse running in a race’.

The inquiry had been adjourned at a date to be fixed.