Karloo Mick out of Inter Dominion series

Karloo Mick is out of the 2013 Inter Dominion series after an application for a stay of proceedings by the gelding’s trainer Barry Lew was refused late yesterday. 

On Monday Lew was slapped with a 12-month disqualification as a result of a positive swab to norketamine returned by his stable star after a win at Menangle last October. 

Lew has appealed the disqualification, however his application for a stay, which would have allowed the 12-year-old to line up, was denied after objections from Harness Racing NSW integrity officer Reid Sanders. 

The decision means the top pacer will likely be retired.

Ronda and Barry Lew with their champion pacer Karloo Mick who will now likely be reitred.

Ronda and Barry Lew with their champion pacer Karloo Mick who will now likely be reitred.