Racing NSW Stewards on Friday considered a report of the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory on a finding of a banned substance in a sample taken from Apprentice Jockey Jamie Quinnell, after having ridden at the Warwick Farm race meeting on Monday, 5th October 2009.
At Friday's hearing Apprentice Jamie Quinnell was represented by his master, Mr Kevin Moses.
After taking into account Jamie Quinnell’s age, his prior good record, forthright evidence and his advice that he had already commenced professional counselling, the Stewards issued the following penalty; Jamie Quinnell having pleaded guilty to a breach of AR81A:-
• That Jamie Quinnell’s apprentice permit be suspended in full until 1st January 2010, and
• That his licence to ride in races be suspended for a period until 8th June 2010, with this period reduced to 8th April 2010 upon him completing a satisfactory period of professional counselling.
As Jamie Quinnell provided a clearing sample last Thursday, 29th October 2009, he will be permitted to fulfil riding engagements on Saturday, 7th November 2009.