Apprentice suspended for tampering with drug testing procedure

Report by RJRGLEANER Group Sports Reporter Spencer Darlington

Apprentice Oshadane Robinson will not be able to ride at Caymanas Park for a period of one year following his breach of the process to renew his licence.

The 9 pound claiming apprentice was refused a licence for the 2024 licensing period which runs from April 1 this year to the end of March next year.

According to the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), while undergoing the annual medical drug testing required for the renewal of his licence on May 9, Robinson presented water in the specimen cup instead of a urine sample.

Robinson appeared before the JRC stewards on May 28 to answer the charge surrounding the breach. 

In the meantime, sports medicine specialist Dr Paul Wright believes Robinson is fortunate not to have gotten a heavier punishment.

Robinson who began riding in 2019, has so far ridden 5 career winners.



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