Prohibited (raceday) substance investigation completed
Category: News
Date: 03/03/2023

The RIB has concluded its investigation into trainer Todd Mitchell and the horse Green Aeon which presented at racedays on 10th and 26th December 2022, and subsequently returned positive swabs for the prohibited Corticosteroid substance, Betamethasone.

On 26 February 2023 RIB Adjudicators disqualified the horse from both races after hearing a Request For Ruling. This disqualification was consented to by the trainer and connections of the horse. The placings in these races will be amended accordingly. After extensive enquiries which included expert veterinary opinions and legal advice, Mr Mitchell will not face any charges regarding this matter.  It was determined that the horse was treated by a veterinarian using acceptable products based on withholding guidelines, however this horse has abnormal excretion rates.