Apprentice out for a month on drug charge

david_hayesRacing NSW stewards have suspended jockey Alison Threadwell for a month following an inquiry into a positive urine sample provided by the rider late last year.

Stewards opened an inquiry after Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory analysts found traces of a banned substance in a sample taken from Threadwell at Canterbury Park on December 29.

Threadwell pleaded guilty to a breach of AR81A relating to the provision of a urine sample containing banned substances.

Stewards took into account Threadwell’s guilty plea as well as the fact she is an apprentice before suspending her for a month from January 15, the date stewards originally stood Threadwell down from riding.

Stewards advised Threadwell she would not be able to ride in any form until she provides a urine sample clear of banned substances.