RV Stewards' Report - Brendan McCarthy

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 Brendan McCarthy trained racehorse, Vladking.

The report relates to a post-race urine sample taken from Vladking after the gelding won the Parklea Maiden Plate over 1200 metres at Racing.com Park (Pakenham) on 30 April 2020.

RASL reported that the urine sample was shown to contain Benzoylecgonine and Ecgonine Methyl Ester,  which are prohibited substances in accordance with the Australian Rules of Racing.

The Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) also reported that it had detected Benzoylecgonine and Ecgonine Methyl Ester within the reserve portion of the urine sample.

RV Stewards initially informed Mr McCarthy of the irregularity on 2 June 2020 and was today advised of the confirmatory findings and that Stewards are continuing their investigation.