VIC - Pending HRV RAD Board Hearing - John Nicholson

07 June 2019

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Stewards have issued a charge against licensed trainer John Nicholson under Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 190(1) which states:

A horse shall be presented for a race free of prohibited substances.

It is alleged that Mr Nicholson presented ‘Smart Little Shard’ to race at Tabcorp Park Melton on 4 February 2019 when not free of arsenic, a prohibited substance when evidenced at a concentration above the allowable threshold.

The charge will be heard by the HRV Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board on a date to be fixed.