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Moody Charged With Cobalt Offences
Peter Moody is the latest trainer to be charged with cobalt related offences, reports Racing.com. Moody met with Racing Victoria stewards on Friday morning and was issued with three charges relating to the positive cobalt test returned by former French galloper Lidari last spring. The import returned a swab in excess of the Australian industry threshold of 200 milligrams per litre of urine following his second placing in the Turnbull Stakes on 4 October. "This has been an exhaustive and complex investigation by Racing Victoria's integrity services team into the sample returned by the Mr Moody-trained Lidari," RV Executive General Manager Integrity Services Dayle Brown said. "The issuing of these charges against Mr Moody means that we have now completed the investigative phase into the elevated cobalt samples returned by horses from four Victorian stables." He added: "Mr Moody, like the trainers from the other three stables, will have the opportunity to defend the charges brought against him before the independent RAD Board and we hope that this can occur at the earliest possible opportunity." The "other" stables Mr Brown was referring to were those of trainers Danny O'Brien, Mark Kavanagh and father-son team Lee and Shannon Hope, who were issued with a total of 49 cobalt-related charges last month.