No explanation given for positive drug test in Endurance horse

By | April 9, 2019

An Oman-registered passenger whose Endurance mountain tested positive for an anaesthetic drug provided no explanation to the FEI Tribunal for the infraction.

Ahmed Mohamed Said Al Balushi had ridden Miss Saularie inwards a CEI 1* 80km passenger inwards Qatar on Feb iii end year.

Miss Saularie, who had an possessor based inwards Qatar, later on tested positive for lidocaine in addition to a metabolic byproduct of the drug, 3-Hydroxylidocaine. Both are local anaesthetics too used for the handling of for sure peel diseases.

They are classified every bit controlled medications nether the FEI’s anti-doping rules.

The circumstances meant the instance was able to hold upward dealt amongst through an administrative procedure, without it going earlier the FEI Tribunal.

Al Balushi was offered the chance to convey his disqualification from the event, a fine of 1500 Swiss francs in addition to the payment of grand francs inwards costs.

Al Balushi was made aware of the potential risks of declining the administrative sanctions, including the possibility of heavier sanctions beingness imposed yesteryear the tribunal. He did non convey the offering in addition to the instance went earlier the tribunal.

The passenger offered no explanation to the judicature for the drug breach.

The FEI, inwards its submission, said the strict liability regulation applied inwards such cases, in addition to Al Balushi had a duty of help to ensure his mountain competed without drugs inwards its system. Al Balushi had non provided whatever explanation for the breach.

Tribunal fellow member Henrik Arle, sitting every bit a one-member panel, imposed a fine of 3000 Swiss francs in addition to ordered Al Balushi to pay 1500 francs toward the damage of the judicial procedure. He imposed a six-month recess on the rider.


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