By: Racing.Com Staff
For the second time in his career, Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has been fined $30,000 by Racing NSW stewards after he pleaded guilty to presenting a horse to race with a banned substance in its system.
At Friday’s conclusion of the methamphetamine case involving Waller’s horse Betcha Thinking, the trainer was fined $30,000 and the horse was disqualified from its second placing at Canterbury on October 5.
Waller had earlier claimed he had no idea of how the horse came into contact with the drug, more commonly known as ‘ice’ with the trainer since introducing stricter stable procedures.
In 2014, Waller was also fined $30,000 after his Metropolitan winner Junoob returned a positive swab to a banned diuretic. The horse was stripped of the race win and prizemoney.