Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Caloundra Trainer Cops Six Months

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Caloundra Trainer Cops Six Months

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HORSE RACING: The Sunshine Coast's Darryl Hansen has threatened to quit training in Queensland if he loses an appeal against a six-month disqualification and $10,000 fine imposed by Racing Queensland stewards following two positive swab inquiries.

Hansen was disqualified for six months when an inquiry resumed yesterday to consider a penalty for the Caloundra trainer, who had been found guilty of presenting Hussonator with an elevated level of TCO2 (bicarb) prior to the mare's win in the Mackay Cup on July 9.

In a separate inquiry, Hansen was fined $10,000 after Essington returned a positive swab following his Newmarket Handicap win Co since quashed Co at Rockhampton on June 23.

Racing Queensland stewards found Hansen guilty of presenting Essington at the Rockhampton meeting with the prohibitive substance Prednisone, a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation diseases, in his system.

Prednisone is normally administered orally or by injection. …

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