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ORC Rules On Robson Appeal

Published: November 29, 2012 3:49 pm ET

Last Comment: November 30, 2012 7:34 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The Ontario Racing Commission has released its ruling in regard to the appeal of horseman Justin Robson.

Robson had been handed a seven-day full suspension and a $500 for a June, 2012 race in which the horse Bob Lee finished on the board. The fine and suspension were dues to a furosemide (Lasix) positive from Bob Lee, who was on the EIPH Program at all material times.

The ORC Panel hearing the appeal ended up denying the appeal, but varied the penalty by limiting the suspension to the seven-day suspension which Robson already served.

To view an official copy of the ruling, click here.

(With files from the ORC)

November 30, 2012 - 7:34 amIn a previous Lasix positive

In a previous Lasix positive test I suggested a simple method to rule out prior pre race administration of Lasix. If a blood sample is taken by the ORC technician PRIOR to the administration of Lasix, this will determine the level of Lasix in the horse's system. This sample need not be tested, but kept and only tested if the horse tests positive for excess Lasix.
This simple solution should not be costly and would elucidate the situation where there might be perivascular ( outside the vein ) injection.
Huw Llewellyn.

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