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RV Stewards Report Daniel McCarthy

Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have received a report from Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) confirming that a prohibited substance has been detected in a pre-race blood sample collected from the Dan McCarthy-trained horse, Lunar Solar(the Horse).


The report relates to a pre-race blood sample taken from the Horse prior to her finishing third in the Rosebud Country Club BM64 Handicap (Race 4) over 1000 metres run at Mornington Racecourse on 13 June 2022.

RASL reported that the blood sample was shown to contain Flunixin (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) which is considered 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 Flunixin within the reserve portion of the blood sample.

RV Stewards initially advised Mr McCarthy of the irregularity on 8 July 2022.  Mr McCarthy was informed on 29 July 2022 of the confirmatory findings and that Stewards are continuing their investigation.