Trainer banned after horse left with injured leg for 43 days

Wilton Vinck

The suspension was lowered from an eighteen-month penalty due to Curtis’ guilty plea and a assessment of his longevity in the racing business, his clean up document, co-operation throughout the inquiry, his remorse and the “fact his livelihood would be impacted”.

A stewards report, introduced previous Thursday, mentioned the unnamed filly had endured an harm to its off hind leg on November one and was x-rayed by a veterinarian.

The horse was later on uncovered on December thirteen by TRSA stewards and euthanised by a TRSA veterinary surgeon, forty three days just after its first analysis.

Stewards listened to from Curtis, TRSA compliance officer Andrew Hayles, TRSA veterinary surgeon Dr Peter Horridge and veterinarian Dr Bill Marmion, and also viewed photographic proof ahead of delivering their verdict.

“While Mr Curtis had offered some medication to the filly, such was not sufficient in the circumstances,” the report mentioned.

Curtis was dealt two fees by TRSA relating to the negligent treatment of the horse.

The initially mentioned Curtis should’ve taken sensible actions to have the animal “euthanised on or nearer to the time of the tips currently being been given from a veterinary surgeon”, or to “engage in a much more considerable veterinary application of treatment to aid the doable rehabilitation of the filly”.

The 2nd mentioned he “failed to seek even further veterinary procedure (for the filly) amongst the time of evaluation on or about one November 2019 by a veterinary surgeon and the time of arrival of TRSA stewards at his stables on thirteen December 2019”.

The fees collectively carried an eighteen-month ban, nonetheless Curtis’ guilty plea to both of those observed that penalty halved.

The trainer has appealed the severity of the penalties imposed, and has been granted a keep of proceedings until the make any difference is listened to by the Racing Appeals Tribunal.

A TRSA spokesperson verified a day has nonetheless to be set for the attraction listening to.

Curtis was contacted for comment by The Advertiser.

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