Annette Castles Suspended For 2 Years For Heptaminol Positive In New South Wales Greyhound

Greyhound Racing NSW Stewards have finalised an inquiry into analyst’s reports that the urine sample taken from Hanify’s Diamond after that greyhound won Race 4, the Wayne Hall Concreting Maiden, run at the meeting conducted by the GBOTA at Lismore on February 14 2012, had been analysed and confirmed to contain the prohibited substance Heptaminol.

Evidence was taken from trainer Ms Annette Castles and Dr Adam Cawley the Science Manager of the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory. Written evidence was tendered from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory, Racing Science Centre QLD and ARFL Senior Veterinarian Dr Craig Suann.

Evidence given established that on the day of the race in question, Mr Tony Crawford, the partner of Ms Castles had mistakenly administered Kynoselen to Hanify’s Diamond instead of administering the substance to another greyhound on the property which was being treated for acidosis.
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Thrupp’s Positive Swab Raises More Questions Than Answers

Greyhounds Queensland Stewards have just released details of an inquiry in to the Kayleen Thrupp trained greyhound Track Hammer, who returned a positive swab to the banned substance and powerful cardiac stimulant, Heptaminol.

Heptaminol is a strong vasodilator that stimulates cardiac output and improves peripheral blood. It isthe same drug that Kazakhstani cyclist Dmitry Fofonov tested positive for in the 2008 Tour De France and a key ingredient in the injectable muscle stimulant, Kynoselen.
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