Paul Beshara, the trainer of multiple Group 1 winner Happy Trails, is free to resume his training career, after his application to be relicensed was accepted by South Australian racing stewards.
Beshara was disqualified for six months during last year’s Melbourne spring carnival, after being found guilty of injecting an unknown substance into the neck of Happy Trails on the morning of the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley in September.
Beshara was forced to transfer Happy Trails to fellow Adelaide trainer Byron Cozamanis, and the galloper went on to run a close second to Shamus Award in the Cox Plate.
Happy Trails has not raced since the Cox Plate after sustaining an injury to his near front pastern.
“I’m ecstatic,” Beshara told News Corp.
“It’s been a long six months. I’ve got all of the team back and a few more.”
Beshara will prepare Happy Trails for another spring campaign in Melbourne, with the gelding likely to begin his preparation in the Spring Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville in August.