Day At The Track

Cobalt charges laid

09:25 PM 11 Jun 2015 NZST
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Mark Kavanagh
Mark Kavanagh
Four leading Australian thoroughbred trainers are facing possible three-year bans after Racing Victoria stewards charged them on 29 counts relating to the administration of the banned substance cobalt, and a leading veterinary surgeon on a further 20 counts.
Danny O'Brien (16 counts), Mark Kavanagh (four) and Lee and Shannon Hope (nine) have been charged with breaching the rules of racing after eight  horses in their stables returned illegally high cobalt readings.
Veterinary surgeon and Flemington Equine Clinic principal Dr Tom Brennan has been charged with administering cobalt and that he supplied or caused to supply to O'Brien and Kavanagh a substance containing a high level of cobalt.
To read the full article by Patrick Bartley, click here
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