Williams in Clear After Ibuprofen Positive: Racing.Com 2/7/17

By: Racing.Com Staff Warrnambool trainer Matthew Williams has been cleared of any rule breach, following an investigation into a raceday Ibuprofen detection in galloper Oregon Spirit. Oregon Spirit was set to race at Flemington on December 10, but was scratched at the barriers on veterinary advice after rearing in the gates. As it happened, the

O’Brien Admits Withholding Information: Racing.Com 9/28/16

By: Andrew Eddy Trainer Danny O'Brien said he purposefully held back information from Racing Victoria stewards in his cobalt investigation because he feared it would be misused against him. O'Brien was being questioned by RV's legal counsel Jeff Gleeson, SC, as to why he did not initially tell the stewards about a $3000 payment to

Cobalt Admission by Vet Angers Moody: RacingPost.Com 9/8/16

By: David Baxter Australia: The long-running cobalt saga took another twist on Thursday, when the chief veterinarian for Racing Victoria admitted the governing body should have issued warnings that standard doses of vitamin and mineral products containing cobalt could push horses' levels above the permitted threshold. Dr Brian Stewart was speaking at the appeal hearing for

Stewart’s Cobalt Accreditation Admission: Racing.Com 9/7/16

By: Andrew Eddy Racing Victoria’s chief vet Dr Brian Stewart told VCAT on Wednesday that he knew the Chemcentre laboratory in Western Australia was not fully accredited to test for cobalt when Victorian samples were sent there for analysis in 2014. Dr Stewart said that while he knew no laboratory had an approved method to

Chief Steward Admits Tests Not ‘To the Letter’: RacingPost.Com 9/6/16

By: AAP Racing/Megan Neil Australia: Racing Victoria chief steward Terry Bailey has admitted the rules of racing were not "followed to the letter" in testing for cobalt. Bailey blamed Victorian lab Racing Analytical Services Ltd for the decision to split urine samples for testing, which he admitted did not "strictly" follow the racing rules. "That's

Ashby Didn’t Know HK Lab Wasn’t Accredited: Racing.Com 8/11/16

By: Andrew Eddy Former Racing Victoria senior steward Kane Ashby strongly denied on Thursday that he knew the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s laboratory was not accredited to test for cobalt when samples taken from horses of trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh were sent there in 2014. “That is absolute nonsense,” he told legal counsel

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

Evidence Unveiled at VCAT Cobalt Appeal: Racing.Com 8/1/16

By: Andrew Eddy There were so many folders containing past evidence in the long-running case, the legal representatives on day 1 of the cobalt appeal of trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh felt they had no alternative but to regret the fallen forests. But this was one of just a few statements of agreed facts

RV Extends Moody Late Cobalt Appeal Offer: Racing.Com 7/14/16

By: Brent Zerafa Racing Victoria stewards have presented Peter Moody an opportunity to appeal his six-month suspension but the leading trainer is unlikely to take up the offer. Moody received a letter this week explaining that due to doubt over the accreditation of testing laboratories in the Mark Kavanagh and Danny O'Brien cobalt cases, RV