Sydney trainer Sam Kavanagh has been stood down, and will face a Racing NSW stewards inquiry next month to answer a host of charges, including the use of cobalt.
Kavanagh faces a total of eight charges over the alleged use of cobalt, caffeine and raceday treatment of three of his horses.
“Stewards formed the opinion that Mr Kavanagh’s continued participation in racing might pose an unacceptable risk to, prejudice or undermine the image, interests or integrity of racing,” said chairman of stewards Ray Murrihy.
Kavanagh has admitted to treating Gosford Cup winner Midsummer Sun on raceday, along with Ceda Miss and Palazzo Pubblico (also a winner), prior to the meeting at Warwick Farm on January 7th.
The Kavanagh-trained Tales Of Grimm took out the Scone Cup on Friday.