Media Release - Blaze Smartie

posted Mar 23, 2015, 6:09 PM by Gabriella Fleming   [ updated Mar 23, 2015, 6:09 PM ]
The Racing Integrity Unit has applied to the Judicial Control Authority (JCA), regarding a breach of Rule 804 (2) of the New Zealand Rules of Thoroughbred Racing and requesting the disqualification of the horse Blaze Smartie (trainers J Bell and M Donoghue) from the Rotorua Racing Club’s Meeting held at Rotorua on 27 December 2014. 

This followed confirmation that a post-race sample taken from Blaze Smartie had tested positive to a prohibited substance. 

As a result of the hearing the JCA have 
 1. Fined Messrs Bell and Donoghue $6,000 with $1,250 costs to the RIU for testing the B Sample.  2. Disqualified the horse Blaze Smartie 

Mike Godber 
General Manager