RV Stewards' Report - Matt Laurie

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 Matt Laurie trained racehorse, Jenni Express (NZ).

The report relates to a post-race urine sample taken from Jenni Express (NZ) after the filly won the Power Edge Electrical Maiden Plate over 1000 metres at Yarra Valley Racecourse on 18 December 2020.

RASL reported that the urine sample was shown to contain Clenbuterol (a bronchodilator), which is a prohibited substance when detected in a sample taken on race day in accordance with the Australian Rules of Racing.

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

RV Stewards initially informed Mr Laurie of the irregularity on 25 January 2021 and was today advised of the confirmatory findings and that the Stewards are continuing their investigation.