The Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board has fined ASouth Australian trainer-driver Aaron Brown after one of his team returned a positive swab at a Swan Hill meeting on May 9.
The charge related to a urine sample collected from the horse ‘Misschanel’ after it finished first in Race one, the ‘Swan Hill Ford Vicbred Platinum Country Series N Final’.
Mr Brown was also charged for failing to properly keep and maintain a log book in accordance with harness racing rules.
Mr Brown pleaded guilty to both charges before submissions on penalty were heard from HRV Stewards and Mr Brown.
Mr Brown was subsequently fined $3000, of which $1500 was suspended for a period of 12 months. In relation to the log book charge, Mr Brown was fined the sum of $250.
The HRV RAD Board also ordered that ‘Misschanel’ be disqualified from the race in question at Swan Hill and the placings be amended accordingly.