HARNESS racing trainer Neville Webberley’s has had a four-year disqualification reduced to three years on appeal.
Webberley was outed for four years in September last year after being found guilty of possessing a drug without a supporting prescription.
Also attributing to the disqualification was his admission of administering a prohibited substance (Aminocaproic Acid) to racing animals and subsequently presenting horses Make A Memory and Dream Catch Me to the races when they were not free of a prohibited substance.
Webberley did not appeal against the charge, only the penalty. His disqualification now expires at midnight on September 4, 2012.
Webberley is a multiple premiership-winning trainer and driver who has been associated with some of the best horses to grace Tasmanian and Australian tracks including Halyer that won at Australian Derby and contested three Inter Dominion series in the early 1990s.