Stewards Investingating Wilde Positive: Racing.Com 2/15/17

By: Andrew Eddy Racing Victoria stewards are investigating a positive swab from the stables of Symon Wilde following the confirmation that anti-inflammatory drug Dexamethasone was found in a post-race sample taken form one of his horses. The RV stewards announced they had received a report from the Racing Analytical Services Limited confirming that a prohibited

Cobalt Positive for Trevor J Andrews Horse: Racing.Com 1/11/17

By: Andrew Eddy Balnarring trainer Trevor J Andrews could be the first trainer in Victoria to face cobalt charges under revised threshold levels following confirmation that the prohibited substance was found in one of his horses. Racing Victoria stewards announced on Wednesday that they had received a report from Racing Analytical Services Limited confirming that

Caffeine Positive for Coffey’s Buzz: Racing.Com 11/16/16

By: Racing.Com Staff Racing Victoria stewards have launched an investigation into a caffeine positive obtained from a horse prepared by long-time Swan Hill trainer Austy Coffey. Stewards on Wednesday announced that they had received a report from Racing Analytical Services Ltd confirming that a prohibited substance had been detected in a sample collected from Coffey's

Stewart’s Cobalt Accreditation Admission: Racing.Com 9/7/16

By: Andrew Eddy Racing Victoria’s chief vet Dr Brian Stewart told VCAT on Wednesday that he knew the Chemcentre laboratory in Western Australia was not fully accredited to test for cobalt when Victorian samples were sent there for analysis in 2014. Dr Stewart said that while he knew no laboratory had an approved method to

Racing Australia Amends the Rules of Racing: Thoroughbred Daily News 7/12/16

By: TDN Racing Australia released amendments to the Australian Rules of Racing Tuesday. RA believes it is necessary for integrity and animal welfare purposes that unnamed horses and their owners be identified and subject to the Australian Rules of Racing, with traceability the cornerstone of the changes, in an effort to improve animal welfare standards

Hopes Challenge Cobalt Lab Accreditation: Racing.Com 4/15/16

By: Shane Anderson Trainers Lee and Shannon Hope will argue that the laboratories employed by Racing Victoria to test for cobalt were not properly accredited when their appeals are heard by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) on August 1. In an explosive directions hearing in front of Judge Pamela Jenkins at VCAT on

Emirates Racing Authority quick to see red over cobalt: TheNational 1/22/15

By: Geoffrey Riddle The Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) remains vigilant to the threat of the use of cobalt after five horses from three high-profile trainers in Australia were found to have prohibited levels of the performance-enhancing drug in their systems. It was revealed last week that Lidari, trained by Black Caviar’s handler Peter Moody, tested