Racing shock as two horses with same trainer test positive for cocaine | The Sun

TWO racehorses have tested positive for cocaine.

The thoroughbreds are in the care of one trainer, report Racenet.

The trainer has not been named in public but is due to face stewards on September 14.

Drug tests carried out in June confirmed the horses, who are based in Australia, had cocaine in their systems.

Tests were carried out at Toowoomba and Gatton racecourses in south east Queensland.

Investigations are said to be ongoing with a stewards' enquiry to begin in around a fortnight.

Another horse who raced at Toowoomba tested positive for cocaine previously.

End Assembly was found to have the Class A drug in its system after winning £110,000 in a Listed race last December.

Both the horse's A and B urine samples showed traces of cocaine.

Incredibly, one punter came forward claiming they were to blame for the positive.

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He claimed he petted the horse after consuming 'bags' of cocaine and ten to 15 drinks.

Previous instances involving a cocaine positive have resulted in horse disqualification and a fine for any guilty trainers.

In 2021 trainer Brendan McCarthy had his horse Vladking disqualified after he was found with coke in his system.

And in 2005 famed trainer Gai Waterhouse was fined around £7,500 and her horse Love You Honey disqualified after testing positive for cocaine.


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