Smerdon argues against power of tribunal: Racenet 3/12/19

Press Release: Robert Smerdon has argued a racing tribunal had no power to ban him for life over the "Aquanita eight" doping scandal because he had surrendered his trainer's licence. One of four trainers appealing their disqualifications over the cheating conspiracy, Smerdon has also challenged the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board's jurisdiction to hear the charges

BHA seeks rule change on anti-doping penalties: BHA 11/23/17

Press Release: The BHA is seeking to amend the Rules of Racing to avoid weakening the ability for penalties to be imposed for breaching the equine anti-doping rules. It follows a decision by the independent Appeal Board to dismiss a BHA appeal against a previous independent Disciplinary Panel decision not to impose a penalty on

Stewards Report – Terry and Karina O’Sullivan: Racing.Com 9/28/16

By:  Racing Victoria Staff Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have received two reports from Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) confirming that a prohibited substance has been detected in urine samples collected from the Terry and Karina O’Sullivan trained racehorses Gold a Plenty and Darragh. Gold a Plenty The report relates to a pre-race urine sample taken

Further Cobalt Positives for O’Sullivans: Racing.Com 9/28/16

By: Shane Anderson The father and daughter training partnership of Terry and Karina O'Sullivan are reeling after samples from two of their horses returned elevated cobalt readings. Already under investigation after their galloper Darragh returned an elevated cobalt reading from a race at Ballarat on November 21 last year, the O'Sullivans have been informed by

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

Horseracing: RTC to Initiate Drug Testing for Racehorses:Times Online 3/17/16

By: Times Online The newly formed Royal Turf Club (RTC), committed to ensuring horseracing, is planning to conduct drug tests on horses prior to its inaugural races on Sunday (20) according to an official. “The Royal Turf Club is passionate about and dedicated to ensuring and upholding ethics through maintaining a zero tolerance policy towards

Cobalt threshold to be introduced nationally in 2015: 12/18/14

By Clinton Payne A national threshold for levels of cobalt allowed in a horse's system will come into effect from the first day of 2015. Racing Victoria introduced a local rule on April 14, which designates cobalt a prohibited substance at a concentration of greater than 200 micrograms per litre in urine. From January 1,

BHA: Morphine Positives Point To Contaminated Feed: Paulick Report 8/11/14

By Press Release British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced today that it has completed the initial stage of its enquiry into the positive results for morphine recently detected in a number of post-race samples. Investigations have established that in all but one of the cases the circumstances are very similar and point to the source