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Rachel Scott & Darren Weeks - Cobalt

11:31 PM 17 Sep 2016 NZST
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The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards reconvened an inquiry into a report received from the Queensland Government Racing Science Centre (RSC) that Cobalt above the prescribed threshold was detected in a post race urine sample taken from Sheza Shadow following its winning performance in Race 4 at Redcliffe on 24 July 2015.

Evidence was today provided by trainer Darren Weeks relating to the presentation of that mare for racing. Evidence was also provided by veterinary surgeon Dr Peter Hill, Professor Colin Chapman (University of New England), Professor Paul Mills (University of Queensland), Samantha Nelis (Acting Manager of Analytical Services RSC) and Dr Karen Caldwell (Acting Manager Veterinary Services RSC).

Stewards further adjourned the inquiry to a time and date to be fixed to allow them sufficient time to consider all submissions and documentation presented.

Stewards’ Report – Darren Weeks

Date – 8 September 16

Panel – D Farquharson, K Wolsey, A Reardon

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Stewards Report Rachel Scott

Date – 12 September 16

Panel – D Farquharson, K Wolsey, N Torpey

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards today opened an inquiry into the presentation of Nolonga Your Choice NZ for racing at Redcliffe on 2 April 2016 when a pre race urine sample taken from that gelding was reported by the Queensland Government Racing Science Centre (RSC) above the prescribed threshold for the substance Cobalt.

Evidence was today provided by trainer Rachel Scott, Professor Colin Chapman (University of New England), Professor Paul Mills (University of Queensland), Samantha Nelis (Acting Manager of Analytical Services RSC) and Dr Karen Caldwell (Acting Manager Veterinary Services RSC).

Stewards considered an application for an adjournment of the inquiry after a request was made to present further scientific submissions. Stewards adjourned the inquiry to Monday, 19 September 2016 at which time further evidence will be presented by Ms Scott.

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