Khathi was in contravention of Rule 77.1; read with sub Rule 77.1.1; and Rule 77.2 read with sub Rule 77.2.11, David McGillivray said in a statement.
“Urine specimens taken from him at Kenilworth Racecourse on 15 March 2014 and Durbanville Racecourse on 2 and 9 April 2014, disclosed upon analysis the presence of Furosemide, (Lasix), which is a prohibited substance in terms of the Rules of The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa.”
Khathi pleaded guilty and was found guilty on all three counts.
The inquiry board imposed a suspension from riding in races for a period of 21 days on each of the three counts, to run concurrently, making his total suspension 21 days.
Khathi has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed.