Trainer Guilty, Disqualified 4 Years: HarnessLink.Com 2/3/17

By: Harness Link Trainer-driver Shannon Lindsay with Apollo Thirteen. Harness Racing New South Wales(HRNSW) Stewards conducted an Inquiry yesterday into a report received from the Australian Government National Measurement Institute that Cobalt above the threshold was detected in a post-race urine sample taken from Apollo Thirteen NZ following its win in race 2, conducted at

Cobalt Ban for NSW Trainer: Racing.Com 2/1/17

By: Racing.Com Staff NSW trainer Garry McCarney has become the latest trainer banned on cobalt charges after Racing NSW stewards on Wednesday disqualified him for 15 months. McCarney pleaded guilty to two charges under AR178 of having brought Southern Flight and Head To Toe to Narromine on November 12 last year for the purposes of

Another Cobalt Ban in the UAE: TDN 1/26/17

By: TDN- Shared News For the third time in the space of a little over a week, a Purebred Arabian trainer based in the United Arab Emirates has been banned two years for cobalt positives. Nacer Samiri pleaded guilty to presenting two horses to race in November with cobalt in their systems over the allowed

No Cobalt Charges for Kane Harris: Racing.Com 1/24/17

By: Racing.Com Staff Mornington trainer Kane Harris will not face charges over two cobalt positives with Racing Victoria stewards announcing on Tuesday night that the reserve samples taken from two of his runners were under the permitted threshold. The move by stewards came after the Queensland laboratory the Racing Science Centre declared the reserve portions

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

Emma Stewart Pleads Guilty-Fined $250: HarnessLink 12/2/16

By: Harness Link.Com/NZDT The Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board today heard a matter in regards to charges issued by HRV Stewards under Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 190(1) and 190B against licensed trainer Ms Emma Stewart. ARHR 190(1) reads as follows:     A horse shall be presented for a race free of prohibited substances.

NYRA Tracks Strongly Support Out-Of-Competition Testing: THA Racing.Com 11/29/16

By: Andy Belfiore Out-of-competition testing is a hot topic in horse racing. The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and the Association of Racing Commissioners International have been working on a model rule, and several state racing commissions, most notably the California Horse Racing Board, already have out-of-competition testing programs in place. But one such program

O’Brien, Kav Submissions Completed at VCAT: Racing.Com 11/4/16

By: Andrew Eddy The VCAT cobalt hearing of trainers Danny O'Brien and Mark Kavanagh moved a step closer to a conclusion on Friday with final submissions completed, but no date has been set for a decision. The hearing for the two Flemington trainers, both disqualified for lengthy periods on cobalt offences, began on the first