Champion trainer Peter Moody won a major victory in his long-running cobalt case when the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board cleared him of the most serious charge.
Racing.com reports that the RAD Board dropped the more serious charge of “deliberately administering illegal levels of the drug cobalt to a horse”, which brought with it a possible three-year ban.
Moody still faces a lesser charge relating to the “non-intentional administration of cobalt”. The champion conditioner, who trained Black Caviar, will find out Thursday what punishment he will receive as a result.
While still disappointed with the result of the hearing, Moody told reporters afterward, “I feel, in a way, I've been vindicated that we've never cheated, we've never had to cheat, we've been a highly successful racing stable.”
“We didn't administer cobalt knowingly, or purposefully for (the purpose of) changing the result of a race – we never have, never will.”
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