Leek Latest to Receive Cobalt Positive: Racing.Com 4/19/16

By: Tom Biddington Pakenham trainer Matthew Leek is the latest to become embroiled in the cobalt saga. Racing Victoria stewards announced on Tuesday that Leek’s horse Champagne Kisses returned a sample of 531 micrograms per litre of urine in a pre-race test on March 3. The mare finished 11th in the Evergreen Turf F&M Maiden

Hopes Challenge Cobalt Lab Accreditation: Racing.Com 4/15/16

By: Shane Anderson Trainers Lee and Shannon Hope will argue that the laboratories employed by Racing Victoria to test for cobalt were not properly accredited when their appeals are heard by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) on August 1. In an explosive directions hearing in front of Judge Pamela Jenkins at VCAT on

Australian Trainers Banned For Cobalt: Thoroughbred Daily News 1/19/16

Australian trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh have been banned four and three years, respectively, by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board for charges related to cobalt positives returned by horses under their care last year. Veterinarian Tom Brennan has been disqualified five years for his involvement in multiple cobalt cases. Both trainers have appealed

Cobalt guilty findings no help for Victorian trainers : Sydney Morning Herald 9/1/15

By Patrick Bartley In an unprecedented move on Monday, Racing NSW Stewards released a 36-page document detailing the reasons behind the guilty findings in the long- running Sam Kavanagh Midsummer Sun cobalt inquiry. In this inquiry Kavanagh and five other individuals faced 54 separate charges and were found guilty on 51 charges. The publication of

Cobalt Trainers Reject Purse Freeze: Thoroughbred Daily News 7/29/15

Trainers Peter Moody, Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh–all facing charges for cobalt positives–rejected a proposal by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board Wednesday that would see them continue to train under a prize money freeze until their charges are heard. That trio of trainers–along with the father/son partnership of Lee and Shannon Hope, who are