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

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

Neil Dyer Suspended for Three Months: ESPN.Com 1/16/17

By: AAP Kyneton trainer Neil Dyer has been suspended for three months after pleading guilty to breaching the race day treatment rules. The administration of medication to a horse on race day usually carries a mandatory six-month disqualification unless the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board finds there are special circumstance, such as an early guilty

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

Stewards Adjourn Raceday Treatment Inquiry: Racing.Com 12/9/16

By: Brad Bishop Racing Victoria stewards have adjourned an inquiry into an alleged raceday treatment case ahead of Thursday's Kyneton meeting. It is in relation to the Neil Dyer-trained Short Changed, who was a late scratching from the opening race on the card. Short Changed was taken out by stewards acting on advice from RV's

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

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

RV Extends Commitment to Equine Welfare:Racing.Com 10/25/16

By: Racing.Com Staff Racing Victoria has announced it will spend more than $2.5 million annually on a new Equine Welfare Strategy, a formal commitment to the welfare of thoroughbred racehorses before, during and after racing. RV's vision is to be recognised as a leader in equine welfare and to build a racing culture in which

Frustrating Day at VCAT Cobalt Appeal: Racing.Com 10/10/16

By: Andrew Eddy The cobalt appeal of trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh reached its 20th day and the obvious frustration of the drawn-out proceedings were laid bare in Monday’s hearing, which was marked by angry exchanges, objections and accusations. Jeff Gleeson, SC, counsel for Racing Victoria stewards, spent the entire day questioning O’Brien over