Qld trainer outed for cobalt in NSW

SYDNEY Aug 10 2016

A Queensland trainer has been disqualified for 12 months after a horse he raced in NSW returned a high level of cobalt.

Toowoomba-based John Smith was outed after a pre-race urine sample taken from Summer Forever before he raced at Lismore on May 7 was found to contain levels of 648 and 590.

Stable foreman Victor Newman was also banned for a year after both pleaded guilty to the charge.

Summer Forever finished seventh in the maiden.

Under new rules to come into force on September 1, the cobalt threshold has been halved from 200 micrograms per litre of urine to 100.


 Email to friend   


Back to Racing News

Send to friend

Qld trainer outed for cobalt in NSW

Your Name *
Your Email *
Friend's Name *
Friend's Email *

Racing Search

Live Racing

International Racing

Upcoming International Racing on Sky

Wednesday 21st

Bet Now YORK
G1 - The Juddmonte International Stakes (class 1)

Thursday 22nd

G1 - The Darley Yorkshire Oaks (class 1)

Friday 23rd

G1 - The Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (class 1)

Saturday 24th

Heritage - The Ebor (class 2 Heritage Handicap)

Sunday 25th

G1 - Travers ***sky/tab Coverage Tbc

View Sky International

Form Guide