Stewards' Report - Kane Harris

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 Kane Harris trained racehorse, Mr Grumpy.

The report relates to a post-race urine sample taken from Mr Grumpy after the gelding won the Moama Bowling Club 0-58 Handicap (Race 6) over 1200 metres at Warracknabeal Racecourse on 18 July 2021.

RASL reported that the urine sample was shown to contain Dexamethasone (a short acting corticosteroid), 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 Dexamethasone within the reserve portion of the urine sample.

RV Stewards initially informed Mr Harris of the irregularity on 10 September, 2021.  Mr Harris was informed today of the confirmatory findings and that the Stewards are continuing their investigation.