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Lisa an Gypsie
13-12-06, 05:10 AM
Just saw this on cyberhorse :)

The FEI announces today the results of the doping tests conducted at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games.

HORSES
Escudo Fox, the vaulting horse used by Sissi Jarz (AUT) and lunged by Julia Nöbauer (AUT), bronze medal in the Individual Female Vaulting event, was selected for sampling on 26 August 2006. Analysis of the horse’s initial urine sample revealed the presence of metabolites of acepromazine, a sedative. Acepromazine is a prohibited substance according to FEI rules, and is classified under “Medication Class A” in the FEI Equine Prohibited List of substances. A confirmatory (“B” sample) analysis was carried out at the request of the persons responsible, and confirmed the initial findings. Under the rules applicable in vaulting, the horse, vaulter and lunger form a competitive unit, the vaulter and lunger both bearing responsibility in such cases.

The persons responsible have two weeks to submit a written explanation for these positive results to the FEI’s Investigative Body. A decision will be rendered by the FEI Judicial Committee further to completion of the investigation and submission of the case to a Panel of the Judicial Committee. A hearing may also be held, if one is requested by either party. The status of adjudication of cases can be tracked on the FEI website.

A second positive result for a minor offence, not involving a medallist, resulted in a disqualification further to administrative proceedings (under which case details are not disclosed).

Interesting!!!!!

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