Harness Racing NSW commenced an inquiry yesterday into a report received from the Australian Government National Measurement Institute that cobalt above the threshold was detected in a post race urine sample taken from BIEN HOA NZ following its win in race 4, the NTS Pace (1609 metres) conducted at Newcastle on 29 May 2014.
The “B” sample and associated control sample were confirmed by the ChemCentre in Western Australia.
Mr Hayward did not appear at the inquiry. Charges have been issued against Mr Hayward pursuant to Australian Harness Racing Rules 190 (1), (2) and (4).
The inquiry has been adjourned until 11am on Monday 1 September 2014.
Harness Racing New South Wales