Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have received a report from Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) confirming that a prohibited substance has been detected in a urine sample collected from the Hanna Powell trained racehorse, Kissee Mee.
The report relates to the post-race urine sample taken from Kissee Mee following the mare winning the Bet365 Racing Cashback 0-58 Handicap 1100 metres at the Kilmore Racecourse on 2 November 2018.
RASL reported that the urine sample was shown to contain a O-Desmethylvenlafaxine (an antidepressant) which is a prohibited substance in accordance with the Australian Rules of Racing.
The Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory also reported that it had detected O-Desmethylvenlafaxine within the reserve portion of the urine sample.
RV Stewards initially informed Mrs Powell of the irregularity on 11 December 2018. She was today advised of the confirmatory findings and that Stewards are continuing their investigation.