Stewards Report - Tony Gollan
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 04:17:27 PM
Type: Stewards Reports
DEAGON – 29 OCTOBER 2012
Stewards – D Aurisch, A Reardon, P Gillard
Racing Queensland Limited Stewards today conducted an Inquiry into a report from the analyst that the post-race urine sample taken from SILVER COMMAND, which competed in race 8 the C,G&E Class 3 Handicap 1200m at Doomben on 5 September 2012, was found to contain the presence of TESTOSTERONE above the allowable threshold as defined under AR 178C (1)(g)(i).
Evidence was taken from Mr. Tony Gollan the Trainer of SILVER COMMAND.
Mr. Gollan subsequently pleaded guilty to a charge under AR 178 for presenting SILVER COMMAND to Doomben on 5 September 2012, for the purpose of engaging in a race, when a post-race urine sample taken from that gelding upon analysis was found to contain a prohibited substance namely TESTOSTERONE above the threshold permitted under the Australian Rules of Racing.
In issuing the charge the Stewards could not be satisfied on the available evidence that the detected levels of TESTOSTERONE in the sample was of endogenous origin as a result of endogenous activity.
After considering all relevant matters, including Mr. Gollan’s good record, he was fined the sum of $4,000.
Under the provisions of AR 177 Stewards disqualified SILVER COMMAND from its win in the C,G&E Class 3 Handicap 1200m and the placing’s were amended as follows:
2nd RUN ROYAL RUN
3rd KEEP IT MOIST
4th DESERT PLAYBOY