Peter Moody Facing Warn Off 3 years

Peter Moody, faced with being possibly warned off for three years, has entered a not guilty plea to the three charges related to elevated levels of cobalt being found in urine samples of Lidari.

Moody’s lawyer told officials of the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board that the horse had been given the oral treatment Availa, designed to treat shelly or cracked hooves during the horse’s preparation for the 2014 Turnbull Stakes.

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The urine tests of Lidari returned levels of 380mcg/litre on one test and 410mcg/litre on another, both of which well exceed the 200mcg/litre permissible threshold.

Moody lawyer Matthew Stirling directs responsibility to the maker of Availa, saying that tests on that bag of the drip contained higher levels of cobalt than what the label claimed.

The RADB will consider these claims when the hearing gets fully underway. They have previously sent off trainers Lee and Shannon Hope for a similar offense, a ruling the Hopes hope to have reduced based on their appeals based on this information. The Board will decide soon what will happen to Mark Kavanagh and Danny O’Brien, both of whom have had horses test for elevated cobalt levels.

The cobalt scandal has also affected r

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