LISA Cropp is again at the centre of unwanted headlines At Thursday's Waipa Racing Club meeting at Te Awamutu, the one-time champion New Zealand jockey was subjected to a routine drug screening procedure, reports Racing Network.

The test produced what New Zealand Racing describe as a “non-negative” result and as a consequence Cropp was stood down from the balance of her rides.

New Zealand Racing Integrity Unit will conduct an inquiry into the sample.

Cropp, who won the New Zealand jockeys' premiership three times - in 2005-07 - is no stranger to controversy.

She was banned for nine months in 2009 after testing positive to methamphetamine in 2005.

The Judicial Control Authority suspended Cropp for nine months as well as awarding costs, believed to be in the vicinity of $100,000 against her.

She moved to Melbourne in 2010 where she rode for nearly two years before suddenly moving back home.

Cropp stopped riding in June 2012, announcing she was concentrating on show jumping.

Cropp applied for the position of trackwork rider at Windsor Park sometime ago and that led to her returning to riding earlier this month.