cobalt

Cobalt Scandal: Stewards Offer Moody Chance To Appeal Suspension

Racing Victoria stewards have extended an offer to trainer Peter Moody that would allow him the chance to appeal his six-month suspension for a cobalt positive. According to a report at Racing.com, stewards will let the trainer appeal the suspension after questions were raised regarding the accreditation of the laboratories used to conduct the tests. Racing Victoria stewards said that they would allow […]

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Cobalt Scandal: Racing Victoria To Have Several Cobalt Samples Retested

Racing Victoria stewards will have cobalt samples from several banned trainers retested as a matter of ‘due diligence’, according to a new report at Racing.com. Chairman of stewards Terry Bailey stated that samples from the barns of trainers Mark Kavanagh, Danny O’Brien, and Lee and Shannon Hope would be retested after the trainers claimed that Racing […]

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Cobalt Scandal: Samples To Be Retested In Hong Kong; Lab Accreditation At Issue

Urine samples from the horses conditioned by Australian trainers Lee and Shannon Hope that returned positive for cobalt will be retested by the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Racing Laboratory, according to a report in the Herald Sun. Lawyers for the two trainers argue that at the time the samples were initially tested by the lab in 2014, the lab wasn’t […]

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New York: Six Harness Trainers Banned For Cobalt Overages

The New York State Gaming Commission today took unprecedented action against six Standardbred trainers who administered potentially dangerous and performance-enhancing doses of cobalt to race horses in violation of Commission racing rules. Harness trainers Tyler J. Nostadt, Joseph Carrubba, Dennis M. Washington, Sean M. Campbell, Megan M. Gilmour and Dawn M. DeVaux have been suspended […]

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‘There’s No Turning Back Now’: Retiring Trainer Moody Auctions Off Stable Equipment

Horsemen traveled from all over Victoria, Australia, descended upon Peter Moody’s Caulfield training center on Wednesday as the now-retired conditioner held an auction to disperse of all his stable equipment. Racing.com reports that close to 100 people registered to bid on more than 200 lots up for sale. Items available ranged from rugs and saddles to massage equipment and feed bins. Even […]

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British Horseracing Authority Sets Cobalt Threshold, Amends Shoeing Rules

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced the details of two amendments to the Rules of Racing which come into effect April 2, 2016. Implementation of a raceday cobalt threshold Since 2014, international racing regulatory efforts have been focused to establish a raceday threshold for cobalt in horses. The BHA has contributed to these efforts […]

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Ohio Racing Commission Sets Cobalt Thresholds To Take Effect April 15

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) today adopted resolution (2016-05) which established thresholds and penalties for Cobalt violations, effective April 15, 2016, the day testing begins for Cobalt at all Ohio racetracks. They are as follows: Cobalt concentrations of less than 25 ppb (parts per billion) of blood serum or plasma will have no penalty; […]

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‘Weight Off Our Shoulders’: Moody Expresses Relief Over Decision To Quit Training

Peter Moody met with several members of the press Tuesday and expressed a sense of relief over his decision to quit training as result of his six-month suspension over a cobalt positive. In a lengthy interview with the media including Racing.com, Moody discussed his decision to end his long and successful training career – highlighted by the […]

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Australia: Moody To Quit Training As A Result Of Cobalt Ban

Trainer Peter Moody confirmed Monday that he will not return to the training ranks after his six  month suspension is complete later this year. According to an article at Racing.com, Moody sent a letter to clients on Monday stating that he had determined that he would be unable to make suitable arrangements for his stable of horses during the suspension, which […]

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Australia: Moody Receives Six-Month Suspension In Cobalt Case

The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board suspended trainer Peter Moody for six months, with a further six months suspended, after finding him guilty on two charges after one of his horses tested positive for cobalt. Racing.com reports that the RAD Board originally was seeking a two-year disqualification for the trainer, while Moody’s legal team pushed for just a fine. The suspension begins […]

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