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Cobalt Scandal: Moody Now Awaits Decision From Stewards

by | 02.18.2016 | 8:46am
Trainer Peter Moody

The future of Peter Moody's training career now awaits the decision of the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board, which heard final arguments in the trainer's cobalt case Thursday.

The Australian reports that if Moody is found guilty of administering cobalt, he faces a minimum three-year suspension.

The case stems from the positive drug test from the horse Lindari, who tested for over double the legal limit of cobalt after finishing second in the 2014 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington. Moody claims the elevated cobalt levels were the result of an employee mistakenly giving Lindari too much of the hoof powder supplement Availa, which contained cobalt, over an extended period of time.

Matthew Stirling, Moody's attorney, claims the stewards made “deliberate breaches of contract” in regards to testing procedures. Stirling also pointed out that one of Racing Victoria's expert witnesses testified that it was possible that the hoof powder may have been responsible for the overage.

Read more in The Australian

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