RV committed to integrity: Racing.com 2/21/18

By: Andrew Eddy Chief executive Giles Thompson said he was comfortable with Racing Victoria's handling of integrity issues within racing despite the release of explosive text messages in Wednesday's Herald Sunregarding widespread doping. "There are a whole range of measures that we use to ensure that the integrity of our sport is protected," Thompson told RSN927's Racing

Aquanita Texts Released: Thoroughbred Daily News 2/20/18

Press Release: Melbourne’s Herald Sun has released a string of text messages allegedly sent by disgraced Aquanita Racing trainers Liam Birchley and Robert Smerdon with former Aquanita staff member Greg Nelligan. In the texts, Birchley and Smerdon were allegedly communicating with Nelligan about the doping of horses under their care, a case which currently carries 271 combined

Vasil latest to be investigated in alleged race-day treatment case: Herald Sun 12/30/17

By: Leo Schlink TONY Vasil is the latest trainer to be interviewed by Racing Victoria integrity staff as an ­investigation into alleged race-day treatment nears an end. It is understood stewards are close to laying charges over the alleged treatment of Robert Smerdon’s mare Lovani at Flemington on October 7. Lawyers acting for Racing Victoria