Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Stewards have issued a charge against licensed trainer Scott Rains under Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 194(b), which reads as follows:

194. A person who:

(b) Has in his possession or on his premises or under his control;

any substance or preparation that has not been registered, labelled, prescribed or obtained in compliance with relevant State and Commonwealth legislation is guilty of an offence.

It is alleged that Mr Rains was in possession of the unregistered substance ‘Dr Bells’ when HRV Stewards conducted a stable inspection at his registered training establishment.

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