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Cobalt above the prescribed threshold

05:43 PM 03 Oct 2016 NZDT
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Queensland Racing Integrity Commission

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards today conducted an inquiry into reports received from the Queensland Government Racing Science Centre (RSC) that levels of Cobalt above the prescribed threshold have been detected in urine samples taken from Ashleys Angel at Redcliffe on 26 May 2016 Oozinville at Redcliffe on 11 May 2016 and Zac Mac (NZ) at Albion Park on 4 June 2016.

Evidence was tendered from trainer Mr. Darren Hooper who explained his feeding and husbandry practices leading up to the races in question.

Evidence was also provided by Dr. Karen Caldwell, Acting Manager of Veterinary Services (RSC) and Samantha Nelis, Principal Analyst (RSC).

After considering all submissions tendered Stewards granted Darren Hooper an adjournment until Thursday 6 October 2016.

Panel – David Farquharson, John Hackett, Paul Gillard

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