View the nominations for the 2016 Pin & Win Stakes. The Pin & Win Stakes will be run on Saturday 10th September at Flemington racecourse.
|1||AWAKE IN GRINZING (NZ)||G||3||Danny O’Brien|
|2||BACK TO THE BOWLER||G||3||Stuart Webb|
|3||BIG PHIL||G||3||Greg Eurell|
|4||CAPTAIN DUFFY||C||3||Phillip Stokes|
|5||CLOCKWORK ORANGE||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|6||DERRYN||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|7||DETECTIVE||C||3||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|9||GOOD STANDING||C||3||James Cummings|
|10||INSPIRED ESTELLE||F||3||Mick Price|
|12||JAWS OF STEEL||G||3||Robbie Laing|
|13||LARAPINETA||F||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|14||ONE BLINK||C||3||Chris Parry|
|15||REVOLVING DOOR||C||3||Clinton McDonald|
|16||SEABURGE||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|17||SHERPA TRAIL||C||3||Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton|
|18||SMART AS YOU THINK||F||3||John McArdle|
|20||THE INFORMER||C||3||Heath Conners|
|22||URBAN RULER||G||3||Greg Eurell|
|23||YU LONG SHENG HUI||C||3||Mick Price|
|24||ZUNBAQA||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
No laboratory in the world had an accredited method to test for cobalt in horse urine when Racing Victoria brought in its cobalt threshold, an inquiry has heard.
Racing Analytical Services Ltd lab director David Batty said the issue of accreditation was raised with Racing Victoria in 2014.
“In early 2014 no laboratory in the world had an accredited method for cobalt in equine urine,” Batty told an appeal by four Victorian trainers.
The accreditation of the labs that did the testing is a key issue in trainers Mark Kavanagh, Danny O’Brien and Lee and Shannon Hope’s appeals against their cobalt disqualifications.
Batty said he discussed the status of accreditation of the laboratories involved with Racing Victoria, which brought in its cobalt threshold in April 2014.
RASL was not able to test for cobalt at the time and the urine samples were sent to Perth-based ChemCentre and the Hong Kong Jockey Club lab.
ChemCentre had an accredited method for testing of cobalt in human urine, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard on Monday.
“At that particular stage, when pressed with the problem to try and find a laboratory to test the samples for cobalt, there wasn’t a lot of choice,” Batty said.
“The fact that ChemCentre had accreditation for urine was something that we felt was OK because there was really no other choice.”
Batty said HKJC was considered a world leader in testing for metals, although it did not have its testing method accredited then as there was no international threshold for cobalt.
Batty said there was no issue in his mind that the labs were accredited to conduct the analyses.
“Certainly there was no issue in my mind that the laboratory was accredited to do the work involved,” he said.
Batty said where to send the samples and the accreditation status of labs to test in equine urine or urine generally were discussed with Racing Victoria, mainly with its former compliance assurance team head Kane Ashby.
“I would have discussed with RVL the accreditation status of the laboratories at the time and in my view it wasn’t an issue.”
Ashby has previously told VCAT he was absolutely astounded by the claim Batty told him ChemCentre and the HKJC lab did not have the accreditation to test for cobalt.
Batty said his recollection differed to Ashby’s.