Second positive for O’Sullivans: Racing.com 1/13/16

By: Andrew Eddy

Father-and-daughter training partners Terry and Karina O’Sullivan have been hit with a second positive to a prohibited substance with Racing Victoria stewards charging the pair on Wednesday over the use of anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone on their galloper Dandy Gent.

Just last week, the pair were notified that Darragh had produced a positive swab to cobalt when it raced at Ballarat in November. No charges have been laid over that positive as yet as stewards continue their investigation.

The particulars of the charge of using banned substance dexamethasone are:

– On 2 September 2015, Dandy Gent was brought to the Sandown racecourse and ran in the Vale Bart Cummings Handicap (2400m); and

– A prohibited substance, being Dexamethasone (a short-acting corticosteroid), was detected in the post-race urine sample taken from Dandy Gent on 2 September 2015.

The charge issued against the Stawell-based trainers will be heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board on a date to be fixed.