Kavanagh Admits Second Phone Lies: Racing.Com 10/17/16

By: Andrew Eddy Mark Kavanagh agreed that he had lied over the reason he bought a second mobile phone on the same day he was informed of his cobalt positive, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard on Monday. Under cross-examination from Jeff Gleeson, SC, Kavanagh said that several answers he gave to the Racing

Kavanagh Hits Out at Vets in Cobalt Appeal: Racing.Com 10/17/16

By: Andrew Eddy Trainer Mark Kavanagh said it was a ridiculous notion that he would take on a new product from a veterinarian who could not vouch for the contents of the product, VCAT heard on Monday. Kavanagh, who is the final witness to be called in the cobalt appeal hearing that has lasted 22

Frustrating Day at VCAT Cobalt Appeal: Racing.Com 10/10/16

By: Andrew Eddy The cobalt appeal of trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh reached its 20th day and the obvious frustration of the drawn-out proceedings were laid bare in Monday’s hearing, which was marked by angry exchanges, objections and accusations. Jeff Gleeson, SC, counsel for Racing Victoria stewards, spent the entire day questioning O’Brien over

Matthews’ Legal Rep Accuses RV at VCAT: Racing.Com 9/21/16

By: Andrew Eddy The Racing Victoria legal team was on Wednesday accused of serving as a cat's paw for a Racing NSW appeal in November over the questioning of Dr Adam Matthews at the cobalt appeal of Flemington trainers Danny O'Brien and Mark Kavanagh at VCAT. In an often fiery hearing, Robert Richter, QC, who

VCAT Adjourns Amid Matthews Evidence Doubt: Racing.Com 9/9/16

By: Andrew Eddy The cobalt appeal hearing of Flemington trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh will turn to the matter of the availability of Dr Adam Matthews when it resumes on September 19. Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Justice Greg Garde adjourned proceedings late Friday afternoon for a further 10 days following evidence taken from

Further Doubt Cast on Cobalt Case at VCAT: Racing.Com 8/10/16

By: Andrew Eddy Former high-ranking Victorian steward Kane Ashby added to the doubts concerning the cobalt testing process in the Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh appeal on Wednesday when he agreed that the rules of racing were not followed in their ‘entirety’ during the testing process. Ashby, who now works for Queensland Racing, agreed to

Banned Vet Warned Racing Vic About Cobalt: Just Horse Racing 8/2/16

By: AAP+ Vet Tom Brennan warned Racing Victoria’s head veterinarian about cobalt being illegally used in the racing industry before being banned in both NSW and Victoria for the same thing, a tribunal has heard. After hearing RV head vet Dr Brian Stewart and chief steward Terry Bailey talking on radio about cobalt, Brennan sent

Trainer Steve Farley Loses Appeal Against 12-Month Cobalt Ban: Adelaide Now.Com 6/17/16

By: Ray Thomas, Racing Editor/The Daily Telegraph TRAINER Steve Farley of Sincero fame has had his appeal dismissed against a 12-month disqualification imposed after his filly Di’s Diamond returned an elevated cobalt reading after finishing unplaced in a race at Taree back in February. The Racing NSW Appeals Panel on Friday dismissed Farley’s appeal and

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