Trainers guilty of cobalt offences

Trainers Mark Kavanagh and Danny O’Brien will have to wait until the new year to find out their penalties for cobalt offences.

The two Flemington trainers and vet Tom Brennan were found guilty on Wednesday of charges relating to illegal cobalt levels in four O’Brien-trained horses and one from the Kavanagh stable.

The earliest the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board can hear submissions on penalty is January 4.

Brennan has admitted adding a substance called Vitamin Complex to intravenous drips given to horses in both stables but has denied knowing it contained high levels of cobalt.

O’Brien spoke on behalf of both trainers after Wednesday’s verdict and again criticised the procedures of Racing Victoria.

He said both trainers would fight the case at Victoria’s Civil and Administration Tribunal.

Brennan, who is appealing a disqualification imposed by Racing NSW stewards for his involvement in the case against Sydney trainer Sam Kavanagh, did not attend Wednesday’s hearing.


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