Victorian lab will be first in Australia to test for cobalt as racing…: Herald Sun 2/20/15

Victorian lab will be first in Australia to test for cobalt as racing steps up fight against PEDs By Leo Schlink and Daryl Timms VICTORIAN racing’s fight against performance-enhancing substances has escalated with the creation of Australia’s first cobalt-testing laboratory. When completed, the $350,000 lab will test both blood and urine samples for cobalt and

Emirates Racing Authority quick to see red over cobalt: TheNational 1/22/15

By: Geoffrey Riddle The Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) remains vigilant to the threat of the use of cobalt after five horses from three high-profile trainers in Australia were found to have prohibited levels of the performance-enhancing drug in their systems. It was revealed last week that Lidari, trained by Black Caviar’s handler Peter Moody, tested

Mark Kavanagh, Danny O’Brien and Peter Moody facing potential bans: Herald Sun 1/14/15

By Carly Crawford, Angus Thompson THE champion racehorses that failed doping tests were almost certainly injected in the neck with a performance-enhancing drug, investigators believe. The shock revelation that has rocked Victorian racing comes as three top trainers now facing bans if the allegations are proved declared their innocence. As Peter Moody, Danny O’Brien and

Lee and Shannon Hope under investigation after third positive test…: Herald Sun 1/8/15

By Daryl Timms FATHER-and-son training team Lee and Shannon Hope are under investigation after another of their horses returned a positive test to an elevated level of cobalt. Racing Victoria stewards revealed last month the Hope-trained Windy Citi Bear and Best Suggestion had tested above the 200 microgram threshold. It was the first elevated levels