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RV Stewards' Report - Kayla Atkinson

Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards today inquired into a report from Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) that a urine sample provided by apprentice jockey Kayla Atkinson after riding trackwork at Caulfield on Monday, 7 December 2020 was found upon analysis to contain substances banned under AR 136.

Ms Atkinson pleaded guilty to two charges which are summarised as follows. 

Charge 1

Ms Atkinson pleaded guilty to one charge under AR 139(1)(a) having provided a sample of her urine, which was found upon analysis to contain a banned substance.

Charge 2

Ms Atkinson pleaded guilty to one charge under the provisions of AR139(1)(b). 

That being that after riding trackwork on Monday, 7 December 2020 when being directed to provide a urine sample, Ms Atkinson substituted her urine sample on two occasions.

Ms Atkinson was issued a six-month suspension in relation to Charge 1 and a six-month disqualification in relation to Charge 2 with the penalties to be served concurrently.

Ms Atkinson’s penalty will commence on 7 December 2020 (backdated to original stand down date) to expire on 7 June 2021 at which time she can re-apply for a license.