By: Andrew Eddy
Ballarat trainer Simon Morrish is considering appealing a three-month suspension imposed on Tuesday after being found to have transgressed the ‘one clear day’ rule with his former galloper Show A Star.
Morrish fronted the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Tuesday to face three charges relating to the July 8 incident last year where stewards alleged he caused Show A Star to be given medication via an injection too close to the horse’s engagement to race at Flemington.
The RAD Board found the first charge, under Australian Racing Rule 178C(2) of administering a medication to be not proven, but announced the second charge under 178AB (1) – which dealt with an injection not ‘one clear day’ out from a race – to be proven.
It is understood Morrish is considering taking the decision to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to appeal both the conviction and the severity of the penalty.
Morrish was fined $500 after pleading guilty to a third charge under 178F(1) – for failing to properly record medication.