RV Stewards' Report - John and Chris Ledger

Racing Victoria Stewards have issued one charge against John and Chris Ledger, as the trainers of Fox Power under Australian Rule of Racing 241.

Charge: AR 241 Prohibited substance in sample taken from horse at trial etc

If a horse is brought to a racecourse or recognised training track to participate in:

(a) an official trial;

(b) a jump-out; or

(c) any other test,

for the purpose of obtaining a permit to start in a race (whether after suspension or otherwise), and a prohibited substance on Prohibited List A and/or Prohibited List B is detected in a sample taken from the horse prior to or following the relevant event, the trainer and any other person who was in charge of the horse at any relevant time breaches these Australian Rules.

The particulars of the charge are summarised as follows:

  1. On 21 October 2020, Fox Power was brought to the Wodonga racecourse and participated in a jump-out for the purpose of obtaining a permit to start in a race (Barrier Certificate) in accordance with LR 16.
  2. A prohibited substance, being Dexamethasone (a short acting corticosteroid), was detected in a blood sample taken from Fox Power following the running of the jump out.
  3. Dexamethasone is a prohibited substance pursuant to Prohibited List B of the Australian Rules of Racing.

The charge issued against John Ledger and Chris Ledger will be heard before the Victorian Racing Tribunal on a date to be fixed.