Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Stewards have issued a charge against licensed trainer-driver Michael Barby under Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 190(1).

AHRR 190(1) states:

A horse shall be presented for a race free of prohibited substances.

It is alleged that Mr Barby presented the horse ‘Teetreetommy’ to race at the Geelong harness racing meeting on 17 April 2021, not free of the prohibited substance aminorex.

The charge will be heard by the Victoria Racing Tribunal on a date to be fixed.