Stewards' Report - Tony Noonan

Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have received a report from Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) confirming that a prohibited substance has been detected in a post-race urine sample collected from the Tony Noonan trained racehorse, Toff Choice.

The report relates to a post-race urine sample taken from Toff Choice after the gelding won the Asset Painting Services BM70 Handicap (Race 8) over 1600 metres at Mornington Racecourse on 14 June 2021.

RASL reported that the urine sample was shown to contain Meloxicam (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory), which is a prohibited substance on raceday in accordance with the Australian Rules of Racing.

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

RV Stewards initially informed Mr Noonan of the irregularity on 20 July 2021. Mr Noonan was informed today of the confirmatory findings and that Stewards are continuing their investigation.