NEW Zealand stewards are likely to set a date next week to deal with two issues involving jockey Lisa Cropp, reports Racing Network.

Ross Neal, the co-chief steward of New Zealand Racing’s integrity unit, said he hoped to be in a position early next week to set a date to resume an inquiry into a “non negative” result take from Cropp in a routine drug screening at last week’s Te Awamatu meeting.

Cropp, who only returned to riding earlier in the month after a two year absence, was stood down immediately from the balance of her rides at the meeting.

She is not allowed to ride until the inquiry is completed.

Neal said as well as the inquiry in the results of the drug screening, stewards would conduct an inquiry into Cropp’s conduct during the initial inquiry.

Cropp last week issued a statement apologising for what happened at Te Awamatu and pledged to address personal issues.

“I would like to personally apologise to all my supporters and to all industry participants for my actions during and after my failed drug test at the Waipa Racing Club meeting on Thursday, November, 27, 2014,” Cropp said in a statement published on the Racing NZ web site.

“With the support of my family and friends I will face this issue head on and get the necessary help and rehabilitation I need to move forward with my life and career in a positive way.

“I am prepared to face a judicial inquiry and abide by any penalties handed to me for my conduct.

“Once again I am sincerely sorry for my short comings and behaviour, but am heartened by others that have been able to rise above their addictions and I am determined to achieve this.”