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NSW Stewards Hand Down Kavanagh Findings

Tuesday, 1st September 2015

Trainer Sam Kavanagh has been found guilty of 23 out of 24 charges relating to the long-running Midsummer Sun cobalt inquiry with Racing NSW stewards handing down their findings yesterday, reports Sydney Morning Herald. Kavanagh was charged with 24 breaches of the Rules of Racing after urine samples taken from Midsummer Sun tested positive to caffeine and cobalt following his win in the Gosford Cup in January. The only charge which Kavanagh escaped was of administering, or causing to be administered, caffeine to Midsummer Sun. Flemington Equine Clinic partner Dr Tom Brennan was found guilty on all 12 charges, while his former assistant Aaron Corby was found guilty of one of two charges. Harness racing identities Mitchell Butterfield and John Camilleri, as well as Kavanagh employee Michael O'Loughlin, were also found guilty. Stewards will consider submissions on penalty on 10 September. Click here to read the reasons for the stewards decision.

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