Tuesday, 12 January 2010
: Racing NSW stewards have conducted an inquiry in relation to the urine sample provided by jockey Nathan Cumberland at Queanbeyan on Monday December 7.
Cumberland pleaded guilty to being in breach of AR 81 A(1)(a), the details of the charge being that on the aforementioned day, after riding in races, he provided a sample of his urine which had detected in it a banned substance.
Cumberland's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of eight months to commence from December 23 on which day he was stood down by the stewards, to expire on August 23.
Cumberland was advised that, should he undertake satisfactory counselling, the stewards would consider a two month reduction in penalty so that he may resume riding in races on June 23.
Cumberland was further advised that he may resume riding trackwork on April 23.
Cumberland delivered a sample of urine on the December 23 at Canterbury which upon analysis was found to be clear of any prohibited substance.