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RV Stewards' Report - John and Chris Ledger

Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have received a report from Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) confirming that a prohibited substance has been detected in a blood sample collected from the John & Chris Ledger trained racehorse, Fox Power.

The report relates to a blood sample taken from Fox Power, which was brought to the Wodonga Racecourse on 21 October 2020, to engage in a jump out for the purpose of obtaining a permit to start in a race.

RASL reported that the blood sample was shown to contain Dexamethasone (a short acting Corticosteroid), which is a prohibited substance in accordance with the Australian Rules of Racing.

The Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) also reported that it had detected Dexamethasone within the reserve portion of the blood sample.

RV Stewards initially informed John and Chris Ledger of the irregularity on 23 November 2020. Mr Ledger was informed today of the confirmatory findings and that Stewards are continuing their investigation.