A British racehorse trainer faces a disciplinary hearing early in August over an alleged drugs infraction.
The British Horseracing Authority action against Daniel Loughnane follows a positive test result for the banned substance Acepromazine in a blood sample taken from Logans Lad following a post-stalls test at Wolverhampton Racecourse on March 28.
Acepromazine, also known as ACP, is frequently used in animals as a sedative and anti-emetic. It is a prohibited substance to be present in a horse’s system on either raceday or the day of a stalls test under the rules of racing.
It is further alleged that Loughnane deliberately misled officials by instructing a member of his yard staff to provide false, misleading information to a veterinary officer of the authority; by instructing a member of his yard staff to record a false entry in the medication records and then countersigning that entry, endeavouring to mislead the authority; and by instructing two members of his yard to provide false and misleading information to investigating officers.
It is further alleged he provided false and misleading information to investigating officers of the authority.
Loughnane will face the authority’s Disciplinary Panel on August 1.