FEI Tribunal issues Final Decision in equine anti-doping case

06 October 2021
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06 October 2021 Author: FEI

The FEI Tribunal has issued its Final Decision in an equine anti-doping case involving a Banned Substance.

The horse Kassidy de Jansavis (FEI ID 104QP93/UAE), ridden by Omar Ibrahim AL Marzooqi (FEI ID 10137894/UAE) and trained by Abdul Kader Abdul Sattar (FEI ID 10032531/UAE), tested positive for the Banned Substance Diisopropylamine following samples taken at the CEI2*120 – Bou Thib (UAE), on 1-2 November 2019.

The athlete and trainer opened an investigation in order to discover the source of the banned substance found in the horse. The investigation revealed that the horse had been receiving supplement injections and that there had been a mix-up with the products administered, which led to the horse testing positive.

In its Final Decision, the FEI Tribunal disqualified the horse and athlete from the event, and imposed a two-year suspension on the athlete. The period of the provisional suspension of the athlete, which came into effect on 2 December 2019, shall be credited against the period of ineligibility, meaning he will be ineligible until 1 December 2021. The athlete was also fined CHF 5,000 and asked to pay costs of CHF 2,000.

The FEI Tribunal also imposed a four-year suspension on the trainer as this was his second equine anti-doping rule violation committed within the ten years span. The period of the provisional suspension of the trainer, which came into effect on 2 December 2019, shall be credited against the period of ineligibility, meaning he will be ineligible until 1 December 2023. The trainer was also fined CHF 12,000 and asked to pay costs of CHF 3,000.

The parties can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within 21 days of receipt of the decision

The full Decision is available here