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Mr. S Duggan – Diablesse Jisce



Further to the Veterinary and Welfare Commission Hearing on 16/12/2020 to consider the details of the positive medication findings against your horse “Diablesse Jisce” when tested in Portmarnock on 15/11/2020, the following penalties are to be applied:

  1. A fine of €500
  2. The horse must be re-tested at your expense and return a negative result prior to returning to racing.
  3. You are also required to pay the costs associated with the hearing process.

The hearing panel was composed of Marcus Swail, Peadar O’Scanaill and Liam Delaney. In coming to the above decision, the panel considered the nature of the prohibited substance in the positive sample – triamcinolone.

This substance, while it has a legitimate therapeutic use in the horse, is not permitted to be present in a sample submitted on the day of a race. Consideration was also given to your clear explanation as to how the substance came to be present and your co-operation with this matter.

Finally, please be aware that the Medirecord App to record the administration of medication to horses under your care has been introduced. It should be used to record the administration of all medications and will also help to avoid future prohibited substances rule breaches.