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Vet Changes Testimony In Cobalt Saga

Thursday, 23rd July 2015

Dr Tom Brennan, the vet at the centre of the cobalt investigations in Victoria and NSW, has admitted that he did not provide "full and frank evidence" when fronting stewards inquiries in both states. Racing NSW and Racing Victoria Stewards yesterday issued a joint statement that revealed that Dr Brennan's solicitor, Tony Hargreaves, contacted Racing NSW and Racing Victoria advising them that Dr Brennan wished to correct some evidence he had previously provided in cobalt inquiries being conducted by the respective state governing bodies. The inquiries relate to elevated cobalt levels returned by horses trained by Sydney trainer Sam Kavanagh, and Victorian trainers Mark Kavanagh and Danny O'Brien. Racing NSW Stewards and Racing Victoria Stewards consequently took further evidence from Dr Brennan on Monday. Dr Brennan has agreed to stand down from providing veterinary services to racehorses in Victoria, effective from 1 August 2015, pending the hearing and determination of the charges against him. Click here to view the full report by Racing Victoria and Racing NSW stewards.

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