Trainer Deon Facey appeals JRC fine and suspension

Race horse trainer Deon Facey has lodged an appeal against his suspension and fine by the First Instance Tribunal of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC). Facey has been warned off all courses and other places where the rules of racing are in force for a period of three years and also fined a total of $325,000 after his horse Wise Johnny returned positive tests for the banned substances nikethamide and dicosenac following the first race on November 18, 2017.

Facey incurred a fine of $250,000 for the presence of the class 1 drug nikethamide in the horse's urine sample and $75,000 for the presence of dicosenac which is classified as a class 4 drug. Wise Johnny finished 4th in the event. The ruling was handed down by the First Instance Tribunal of the JRC on Monday. Facey had 48 hours within which to lodge  an appeal which he has done.

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