BHA investigating possible positive cobalt test: Racing UK 2/11/18

By: Geoffrey Riddle The British Horseracing Authority has revealed that it is investigating a possible positive cobalt test in Britain. The positive test was discovered as part of the BHA’s retrospective testing programme and was included in a batch of around 400 tests from the 2016 season. Speaking to Racing UK’s Luck On Sunday programme

McConvilles Banned for Three Years in Cheltenham Cobalt Case: Racing Post 09/19/17

By: Bruce Jackson The owner and trainer of the hunter chaser withdrawn on Cheltenham Gold Cup day after bloody syringes were found in a bag being taken into the course have been disqualified from racing for three years. The horse's trainer Stephen McConville and his son Michael, the owner and intended rider of Anseanachai Cliste,

Foxhunter Non-Runner: Charges Imminent in Cheltenham Probe: Racing Post.Com 7/3/17

By: Jon Lees and Richard Forristal The trainer of the prolific point-to-point winner prevented from running at the Cheltenham Festival in mysterious circumstances is understood to be facing serious doping charges after the conclusion of an investigation triggered by the discovery of a blood-covered syringe at jump racing's showpiece meeting. An announcement from the BHA