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Cropp hearing to resume on Tuesday


The racing tribunal hearing deciding if leading jockey Lisa Cropp used illegal drugs will recommence on Tuesday.

Lisa Cropp The chairman of the judicial committee hearing the matter confirmed the hearing would resume at Auckland’s Ellerslie Racecourse.

It is anticipated the hearing will take three to four days, with final submissions due to be heard before the end of the month.

Cropp is charged with allegedly using methamphetamine after she returned a positive test at Te Rapa on May 7, 2005.

If the charge is proven Cropp could be suspended for up to 12 months and/or fined up to $10,000.

Last Saturday she broke her leg when either kicked or struck by a horse before the start of the first race at Te Awamutu.