ERA Media Release

ERA Stewards have concluded an inquiry into the report received from the approved laboratory, that the prohibited substance orphenadrine had been detected in the post-race urine sample taken from FORJATT (IRE) after it won Race 5, the Jebel Ai Mile (1600metres) at Jebel Ali on 20th February 2015.
Trainer Mr. D Selvaratnam pleaded guilty to a charge under the provisions of ERA Rule of Racing 95AAA 2, in that he presented and raced FORJATT (IRE) at Jebel Ali on the 20th February 2015, when the post-race urine sample taken from that horse, upon analysis, was found to have had administered to it orphenadrine a prohibited substance under the ERA Rules.
In considering penalty the Stewards took into account the following:
• Mr.D. Selvaratnam’s guilty plea.
• The seriousness and the circumstances of this matter.
• Mr. D Selvaratnam’s record under the prohibited substance rules.
• The nature of the prohibited substance detected, that being a therapeutic substance.
• The treatment was given under veterinary advice
• The personal circumstances of Mr. D. Selvaratnam.
Mr. D Selvaratnam was fined the sum of AED 40,000.
Pursuant to ERA 86(ii) FORJATT (IRE) was disqualified as the winner of Race 5 the Jebel Ali Mile (1600metres) at Jebel Ali on 20th February 2015 with the placings adjusted to read:
1st SILVER GALAXY (GB) (S. De Sousa)
3rd MAWHUB (GB) (W.Smith)
4th JAYDEN JIDAN (IRE) (D. O’Neill)

John Zucal
ERA Chief Steward