South Africa

Trainer charged for doping horse

2013-10-22 11:53
Doping (File)

Johannesburg - Trainer Cliffie Miller was charged for doping a horse which collapsed and died during a race earlier this year, the National Horseracing Authority (NHA) confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.

At an inquiry held at the NHA offices in Johannesburg last week, Miller was charged with contravening rule 73.2.4, being the trainer responsible for the horse Island Mischief.

The incident happened during the running of the sixth race at the Flamingo Park Racecourse on May 20.

A blood specimen was taken from the horse and, upon analysis, the presence of Methylprednisolone, which is a prohibited substance in terms of the NHA rules, was found.

Miller pleaded guilty to the charge, and was fined R40 000 with the right to appeal against the penalty imposed.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

How excited are you about the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.