Trainer Michael Quadara to front RAD Board over conduct charges

Seymour trainer Michael Quadara will front the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on two conduct charges.

Racing Victoria stewards have charged Quadara under the rule which deals with any person who in their opinion is guilty of misconduct, improper conduct or unseemly behaviour.

The first charge relates to an incident on September 1 when Quadara was attending to one of his horses on the side of the Western Ring Road in Melbourne.

The second charge is over comments made to stewards on November 17 at Moonee Valley regarding the Quadara-trained Rajapakse who ran in the first race at that night meeting.

On the night in question Rajapaske underwent a veterinary examination after arriving on course and was passed suitable to race, then had to be re-saddled prior to making its way to the barriers. Rajpaske was under pressure from the 600m in the race ultimately finishing last seven lengths from the second last horse.

A date for the RAD Board hearing is yet to be determined.