Quinton Guilty on Cobalt, Escapes Penalty: Racing.Com 10/05/17

Press Release: Trainer Ron Quinton has escaped penalty despite being found guilty after two horses in his care were found to have elevated cobalt levels. Pre-race urine samples taken from both Boss Lane and Imanui in August registered cobalt levels above the permitted threshold. But rather than penalise Quinton, at an inquiry on Thursday Racing

Souloy Banned 15 Years and Fined $60,000: HarnessLink.Com 6/22/17

By: Karsten Bonsdorf, USTA Senior Newsroom Correspondent Today the Norwegian Trotting Association published the verdict in the doping case against French harness racing trainer Fabrice Souloy, who had four trotters test positive for Cobalt in June 2016 at Bjerke, Oslo. Souloy was banned from training and driving for 15 years and fined $60,000. The association had

Licensed Trainer Daniel Want Disqualified for 15 Months: RacingNSW.Com 5/15/17

By: RacingNSW.Com Racing NSW Stewards today concluded an inquiry, opened on Friday, 21 April 2017, into the analyst's finding of Cobalt, at a concentration above the level excepted by AR178C(1)(l), in a urine sample collected from the racehorse I Too Can Dance after it won Race 3, Maiden Plate 1700m at Grafton Racecourse on Monday,

Stewards Report Len Xuereb and Stefan Jokic: Racing.Com 5/15/17

By: Racing Victoria Staff Stewards Report Len Xuereb Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have today issued charges against licensed trainer Len Xuereb following an investigation into the circumstances that lead to his horse, Elegantly Wasted, returning a sample containing cobalt in excess of the permitted threshold of 200 micrograms per litre in urine. A post-race urine

Out-Of-Competition Testing, Research Seen as Keys to Clean Racing: The Racing Biz 4/19/17

By: Press Release Increased out-of-competition testing, investing in additional investigators and research into emerging threats are the most effective ways to catch — and, more importantly, deter — cheating in horse racing. That was the big take-away from the drug-testing forum on opening day of the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s 83rd annual conference on

QRIC Cobalt Appeals Withdrawn: Racing.Com 4/18/17

By: Andrew Eddy The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has withdrawn appeals against two trainers over cobalt offences but denied it had done so due to recent decisions in other state jurisdictions. QRIC had been appealing the decision to clear trainers Rochelle Smith and Lynn Patton, after they had been charged with presenting their horses to

Nick Tardio Disqualified for 2 Years: HarnessLink 4/12/17

By: NZST On 12 April 2017, Harness Racing SA (HRSA) Stewards conducted an inquiry into a report received from Racing Analytical Services Ltd (RASL) that Cobalt was detected in a urine sample taken from GENUINE EXCUSE NZ prior to it competing in Race 9, Farewell Come On Frank Pace at Globe Derby Park on 7 January 2017. The

Willie Mullins Exonerated by Irish Officials Over Vet Drugs Bust: The Guardian 5/5/17

By: Chris Cook Irish authorities have clarified that no suspicions are harboured about the champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins, following news that a vet is accused of possessing unauthorised drugs while he was visiting Mullins’s stable in Carlow. Tim Brennan appeared in Kilkenny district court last week facing 14 charges and is due to appear