Press Release

July 08, 2019

The First Instance Tribunal, delegatees of the Jamaica Racing Commission, on the 8th July, 2019 concluded an investigation under Section 25 of the Jamaica Racing Commission Act, into a Report by the Racing Chemist that a urine sample takenfrom the horse, KUNAMA on the 23rd December, 2017, indicated the presence of EPHEDRINE, a prohibited substance under the Rules of Racing.The split sample were subsequently analysed at the Chemistry Department of the University of the West Indies in the presence of the Referee Chemist, where it was confirmed that EPHEDRINE was present in the sample. During the investigation the Tribunal heard evidence on behalf of the Commission, as well as evidence from Trainer, Conroy Doneil Tulloch and Groom, Harvel Anthony Russell. After considering the evidence, the Tribunal: ? Accepted the finding of the Racing Chemist, that the urine sample taken from the horse KUNAMA, contained the prohibited substance EPHEDRINE and pursuant to Rule 207 of the Racing Rules, disqualified the horse from the race in question. ? Found Trainer, Conroy Doneil Tulloch negligent, hence, he was fined Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) for the drug Ephedrine. ? Trainer Conroy Doneil Tulloch was also warned off from all premises where the rules of Racing are in force, for a period of one (1) year, effective the 9th July, 2019. PRESS RELEASE - TRAINER, CONROY DONEIL TULLOCH _________________________________________________________ • Groom, Harvel Anthony Russell was also found negligent and a fine of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) imposed on him. He was also given a stern warning by the Tribunal and given two months to pay the fine. Mr. Garth McBean Q.C., the Commission’s Legal Adviser, marshalled the evidence on behalf of the Commission. JAMAICA RACING COMMISSION Tel: 926-2727 9th July, 2019