Williams in Clear After Ibuprofen Positive: Racing.Com 2/7/17

By: Racing.Com Staff Warrnambool trainer Matthew Williams has been cleared of any rule breach, following an investigation into a raceday Ibuprofen detection in galloper Oregon Spirit. Oregon Spirit was set to race at Flemington on December 10, but was scratched at the barriers on veterinary advice after rearing in the gates. As it happened, the

ITC to Implement Cobalt and Milkshake Testing: Racing Post 9/22/16

By: Richard Forristal IRISH racing's failure to test for excessive levels of cobalt and TCO2 – more commonly known as milkshaking – which has been heavily criticised by leading trainer Jim Bolger, is going to be tackled as a priority, according to the Turf Club's head of anti-doping, Dr Lynn Hillyer. However, Hillyer was reluctant

Cobalt Admission by Vet Angers Moody: RacingPost.Com 9/8/16

By: David Baxter Australia: The long-running cobalt saga took another twist on Thursday, when the chief veterinarian for Racing Victoria admitted the governing body should have issued warnings that standard doses of vitamin and mineral products containing cobalt could push horses' levels above the permitted threshold. Dr Brian Stewart was speaking at the appeal hearing for

Chief Steward Admits Tests Not ‘To the Letter’: RacingPost.Com 9/6/16

By: AAP Racing/Megan Neil Australia: Racing Victoria chief steward Terry Bailey has admitted the rules of racing were not "followed to the letter" in testing for cobalt. Bailey blamed Victorian lab Racing Analytical Services Ltd for the decision to split urine samples for testing, which he admitted did not "strictly" follow the racing rules. "That's

RV Extends Moody Late Cobalt Appeal Offer: Racing.Com 7/14/16

By: Brent Zerafa Racing Victoria stewards have presented Peter Moody an opportunity to appeal his six-month suspension but the leading trainer is unlikely to take up the offer. Moody received a letter this week explaining that due to doubt over the accreditation of testing laboratories in the Mark Kavanagh and Danny O'Brien cobalt cases, RV

Australia Cuts Cobalt Thresholds in Half: Blood-Horse 7/7/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff The allowable levels of cobalt in Australian racehorses has been cut in half, according to an announcement July 7 by Racing Australia, the country's national racing industry body. The urine threshold for cobalt will become 100 micrograms per liter effective Sept. 1, down from 200 μg/L (micrograms per liter). A plasma threshold of

Racing Victoria Stewards Inspects Ciaron Maher Stables: The Sydney Morning Herald 5/17/16

By: Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria stewards inspected the Caulfield stables of Ciaron Maher after reports that suspended trainer Peter Moody had been in the trainer's area at trackwork and present at his former stables. Maher has taken over part of Moody's stables when the Black Caviar trainer retired after being suspended for six months, with another

Leek Latest to Receive Cobalt Positive: Racing.Com 4/19/16

By: Tom Biddington Pakenham trainer Matthew Leek is the latest to become embroiled in the cobalt saga. Racing Victoria stewards announced on Tuesday that Leek’s horse Champagne Kisses returned a sample of 531 micrograms per litre of urine in a pre-race test on March 3. The mare finished 11th in the Evergreen Turf F&M Maiden