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Posted 2023-09-15 10:52:22  
Puller, Greeff fined for Prohibited Substances




The National Horseracing Authority confirms the reported Prohibited Substances findings which is aligned with its decision to publish the status of all Prohibited Substance matters from the commencement of the new Racing Season.


Dexamethasone (Class 4) disclosed upon analysis of specimen No. B57268 taken from the horse ETIQUETTE after the running of the 5th race on 23 July 2023 at Hollywoodwoodbets Scottsville Racecourse. The Trainer responsible, Mr G B Puller elected to sign an Admission of Guilt and was fined an amount of R18 000.

Flunixin (Class 4) disclosed upon analysis of specimen No. E49555 taken from the horse HEATHCLIFF prior to the running of the 6th race (Port Elizabeth Gold Cup – Listed) on 28 July 2023 at Fairview Racecourse. The Trainer responsible Mr A C Greeff elected to sign an Admission of Guilt and was fined an amount of R60 000. When assessing the penalty, the status of the race, the finishing position, level of the substance and Mr Greeff’s previous record of a contravention of this nature, were considered.

Furthermore, in terms of Rule 72.3.2 both horses were disqualified from the respective races.


These findings have already been recorded in the NHA Racing Calendar.

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