Ben Smith facing 10 charges: Racing.com 4/17/19

By: Racing.com Staff Newcastle trainer Ben Smith will face 10 charges concerning the use and supply of prohibited substances from May 7. Last September, Racing NSW stewards suspended the trainer indefinitely after he provided false evidence at the initial inquiry into irregularities in two swab samples taken from two of his gallopers. The charges are

Embalming fluid found in In Her Time after feature race win: Racenet 3/12/19

By: Clinton Payne In Her Time’s Group II Sydney Stakes win in 2017 is under a cloud after it was revealed the mare returned elevated levels of formaldehyde - an embalming fluid – during the Ben Smith inquiry on Tuesday. Stewards continued their inquiry into the embattled trainer’s actions at the offices of Racing NSW

Spike in horseracing positive drug tests due to ‘lack of understanding, not doping’: The Irish Times 9/21/18

By: Brian O'Connor Irish racing’s head of anti-doping believes there’s nothing sinister behind a spike of positive drug tests which this week saw five more winners being disqualified. The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board confirmed the five were the Gordon Elliott-trained Midlands Grand National winner Timiyan, who tested positive for an anti-inflammatory, and Dermot Weld’s Curragh

Hanlon plans to appeal suspended 18-month penalty: The Irish Times 9/19/18

By: Brian O'Connor Irish racing was rocked on Wednesday when trainer John ‘Shark’ Hanlon was given a suspended 18 month sentence of his licence after his Galway festival winner Camlann tested positive for elevated levels of cobalt. Hanlon was also fined €7,000 and ordered to pay €2,000 in costs on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

BHA: it would be naive to think the use of cobalt is not more widespread: Racing Post 8/15/18

By: Richard Birch It would be naive to believe that the use of cobalt, the potentially performance-enhancing and prohibited substance at the heart of the high-profile case involving the Bastiman family, is not more widespread in Britain, the BHA warned on Wednesday. Trainer Rebecca Bastiman escaped with a £5,000 fine on Tuesday after being found not guilty of conspiring

O’Sullivans among four stables charged: Racing.com 02/01/18

By: Andrew Eddy Racing Victoria stewards have continued their hard line on prohibited substance cobalt, announcing charges on Thursday against four trainers for offences dating back as far as 2015. Stewards issued nine charges, of which six are in the alternative, against licensed training partners Terry and Karina O'Sullivan following their investigations into the circumstances

Trainer Kitchingman fined for excess cobalt: Daily Racing Form 10/29/17

By: Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. - Trainer Adam Kitchingman was fined $1,000 by the Santa Anita stewards Friday after one of his winners at Del Mar tested in excess of the permitted level of cobalt. The overage was found in a post-race test taken from Unobtainable, the winner of a maiden claimer at five furlongs

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