In recent days in both the Fairfax and News Limited papers it has been reported that HRNSW has six positives to the prohibited substance Cobalt.
No HRNSW person has been attributed with the published reports relating to these six positive samples.
HRNSW is the only jurisdiction in Australia that has a set threshold for the substance Cobalt.
HRNSW set the threshold in December 2013 and has been very proactive in testing for such substance for some considerable period of time.
The reports that HRNSW has six positives is incorrect as no positives have been reported.
HRNSW have been on record in recent days that there are a number of samples under further investigation since the introduction of the threshold. This does not mean that any sample has been or will be declared as a positive.
Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |