KINGSTON, Jamaica – On Thursday, March 12, 2020 the Jamaica Racing Commission, heard an appeal by trainer Paul Charlton, conditioner of the horse Miss Judy against the decision of the First Instance Tribunal, arising from a positive finding of the prohibited substance, propranolol on June 6, 2018.
The First Instance Tribunal had imposed a fine of $150,000 on Charlton and warned him off all courses where the Rules of Racing are enforced for a period of six months.
After considering the evidence and submissions, the commission:
– ruled that the fine of $150,000 imposed by the First Instance Tribunal be upheld.
– ruled that the warning off period of six months imposed by the First Instance Tribunal be upheld.
– ruled that the disqualification of the horse, Miss Judy be upheld.
The decision of the commission regarding the fine and warning period took effect on March 26, 2020.