Trainer banned after horse left with injured leg for 43 days

Davida Erdahl

The suspension was minimized from an 18-thirty day period penalty because of to Curtis’ guilty plea and a review of his longevity in the racing field, his clear file, co-procedure throughout the inquiry, his remorse and the “fact his livelihood would be impacted”.

A stewards report, unveiled last Thursday, stated the unnamed filly had experienced an injury to its off hind leg on November 1 and was x-rayed by a veterinarian.

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

Stewards heard from Curtis, TRSA compliance officer Andrew Hayles, TRSA veterinary surgeon Dr Peter Horridge and veterinarian Dr Bill Marmion, and also considered photographic evidence ahead of providing their verdict.

“While Mr Curtis had presented some treatment to the filly, these types of was not adequate in the instances,” the report stated.

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