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Approximately 30 horses have failed drugs tests in Irish racing this year, almost six times more than in each of the past two years
By Mark Costello on 21 December 2018
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Rory Delargy discusses the naturally occuring essential nutrient cobalt, and highlights the worrying side-effects of excessive doses
By Rory Delargy on 28 September 2018
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Arsenic and cobalt among prohibited substances found in latest batch of positives
By Mark Costello on 07 September 2018
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Former trained banned for three years for administering a prohibited substance
By Rory Delargy on 31 August 2018
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Irish racing authority is expected to hear its first cobalt case soon
By Mark Costello on 17 August 2018
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Bastiman's daughter, Rebecca, was not in breach of the same offence, but the Wetherby trainer was fined £5,000 after she accepted three other charges linked with the case
By Irish Field Contributor on 17 August 2018
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The defendants admitted giving banned substances to Anseanachai Cliste, who subsequently tested positive for cobalt, before the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham
By Irish Field Contributor on 21 September 2017
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Co Armagh trainer Stephen McConville will appear before the BHA's Disciplinary Committee next week
By Mark Costello on 08 September 2017
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Cork-born rider landed the $130,000 Ariat Grand Prix with Cobalt, while he also won a class with Cobalt's father Cyklon
By Irish Field Contributor on 10 June 2016
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Shane Sweetnam wins the $130,000 Ariat Grand Prix at Tryon and his niece wins in Wierden, Belgium
By Irish Field Contributor on 06 June 2016
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At Sandown last Saturday some of the unplaced Melbourne Cup winners got another chance to get in the money; Father and son are banned from racing after being found guilty on cobalt charges
By Stuart McCormick on 20 November 2015
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Trainer Sam Kavanagh and six others were found guilty in the 'cobalt cases' after the positive tests returned by Midsummer Sun
By Stuart McCormick on 25 September 2015
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The Lonhro colt staked his claim for the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes with a win at Rosehill
By Stuart McCormick on 04 September 2015
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Top Australian trainer Peter Moody has been charged with administering cobalt after one of his horses tested positive
By Stuart McCormick on 17 July 2015
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The southern hemisphere cobalt scandal has now affected New Zealand racing with a positive test
By Stuart McCormick on 26 June 2015
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Racing Victoria has laid charges against Danny O’Brien, Mark Kavanagh and the partnership of Lee and Shannon Hope relating to breaches of the cobalt threshold
By Stuart McCormick on 12 June 2015
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A batch of horses trained by some of the top names in Australian racing have failed drug tests but there may be more to this than meets the eye
By Kevin Blake on 20 January 2015
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