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Trailblazing jockey apologises over failed drug test

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Trailblazing jockey apologises over failed drug test

|| Animak Animal Wear || Record-breaking jockey Michelle Payne has taken “full responsibility” after testing positive for a banned substance.Racing Victoria held a stewards inquiry today (29 June) after a urine sample taken at Swan Hill race meeting on 11 June tested positive for the appetite suppressant phentermine. She was prescribed the drug, but said she did not check whether it breached anti-doping rules. Michelle admitted the breach and was suspended for four weeks from 23 June. A statement from Racing Victoria said stewards took into account her “guilty plea, good record and remorse” when considering their decision. “Ms Payne was also advised that she...

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