Australian trainers to appeal cobalt bans


SYDNEY: Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh have vowed to appeal their multi-year bans after becoming the latest Australian trainers to be found guilty of doping horses amid a cobalt crisis engulfing the racing industry. The Victorian Racing and Appeals Disciplinary Board on Wednesday banned O’Brien for four years and Melbourne Cup winner Kavanagh for three years. Vet Tom Brennan pleaded guilty, despite saying he did not know cobalt was in the horse drips, and was banned for five years. The Flemington trainers argued that they were not aware of the level of cobalt in vitamin supplements.



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