The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board today found trainer Robbie Laing guilty of breaching AR 178E(1).
Mr Laing pleaded guilty to breaching AR 178(E) which states:
(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of AR 178C(2), no person without the permission of the Stewards may administer or cause to be administered any medication to a horse on race day prior to such horse running in a race.
The charge related to the administration of a medication, namely "Ulcershield," orally to the Nina Peak on raceday when it was engaged to run in the Group 3 New Zealand Bloodstock Ethereal Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield on 15 October 2016.
Mr Laing was convicted and fined $1200, with payment terms of 21 days.