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NSW trainer fined $500 after medication confiscated

Racing NSW Stewards' conducted an inquiry on Monday 21st October, 2019 into medication being confiscated by Stewards during a routine stable inspection at the premises of Trainer Mr Peter Robl on Friday 13th September, 2019.

Evidence was taken from Trainer Mr Peter Robl and Racing NSW Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Toby Koenig.

Trainer Mr Peter Robl pleaded guilty to a charge under AR252(1) of having at his stable premises on Friday 13th September, 2019 during a routine stable inspection the following medication;

(a) 2 x bottles of Prilocaine (schedule 4)
(b) 1 x bottle of Gentam 100 [Gentamicin] (schedule 4)

which were not prescribed to Trainer Mr Peter Robl in accordance with the applicable Commonwealth and State Legislation.

In determining penalty, Stewards took into consideration his guilty plea, mitigating factors and disciplinary record in that this was his first offence under the rule, and was fined the sum of $500.

He was advised of his right of appeal.

Stewards also issued a Reprimand to Trainer Peter Robl for failing to discard both expired medication and medication prescribed to another Trainer which was at his stable premises on Friday 13th September, 2019 during a routine stable inspection.

Relevant Rule
AR 252 Possession of medication/substance/preparation in breach of legislation
(1) A person must not have in his or her possession or on his or her premises any medication,
substance or preparation which has not been registered, labelled, prescribed, dispensed
or obtained in accordance with applicable Commonwealth and State legislation.
(2) The Stewards may confiscate any medication, substance or preparation referred to in
subrule (1) and use it as evidence in any inquiry, hearing or other proceeding under the
Rules.

Stewards: 
Scott Matthews (Chairman)
Tom Moxon
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