Manikato Stakes 2016 – Nominated Runners

View the nominations for the 2016 Manikato Stakes. The Manikato Stakes will be run on Friday 21st October at Moonee Valley racecourse.

Horse Trainer
1 ASTERN John O’Shea
2 BUFFERING Robert Heathcote
3 CAPITALIST Peter & Paul Snowden
4 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
5 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden
6 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
7 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
8 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale
9 FLAMBERGE Darren Weir
10 HOLLER John O’Shea
11 JAPONISME Chris Waller
12 KEEN ARRAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
13 LANKAN RUPEE Mick Price
14 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir
15 O’MALLEY Enver Jusufovic
16 OUR BOY MALACHI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
17 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli
18 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Peter & Paul Snowden
19 SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths
21 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
22 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon


The vet at the centre of cobalt cases in two states is a liar, Victorian trainer Mark Kavanagh has told a tribunal.

Dr Tom Brennan has said he told Kavanagh he could not guarantee the contents of a bottle containing a substance called vitamin complex.

Brennan never said that, Kavanagh told his appeal against his three-year disqualification over the horse Magicool’s cobalt positive in October 2014.

“It’s just a lie,” Kavanagh told the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Monday.

“When you employ a vet, they’re told from the start that they do not have any unguaranteed products.

“That is nothing short of a ridiculous allegation. I can’t believe he even said it.”

Brennan maintains Kavanagh and fellow Flemington trainer Danny O’Brien knew he was adding the vitamin complex substance to drips given to horses in their stables and they each paid $3000 for three bottles of it.

Brennan said he told Kavanagh it cost $1000 a bottle and he could not 100 per cent guarantee the contents, and testing would cost from $10,000 to $100,000.

“He said stuff that, just use it,” Brennan previously told VCAT.

Kavanagh said: “That’s a lie.”

The trainer has also denied paying Brennan $3000 in cash.

He has told VCAT he trialled an IV drip regime for delivering vitamins on Brennan’s suggestion but stopped it after a month as as the horses were not going any better.

A bottle of vitamin complex Brennan sent to Kavanagh’s son, Sydney trainer Sam Kavanagh, was found to contain high concentrations of cobalt.

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