Peter Moody cleared of deliberate cobalt doping
LEADING horse trainer Peter Moody has been cleared of deliberately administering illegal levels of the drug cobalt to stallion Lidari, but was found guilty of a lesser charge.
The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RAD) handed down its decision today after Moody was charged with three offences following Lidari's second-place run in the 2014 Turnbull Stakes.
RAD chairman John Bowman said it was not comfortably satisfied that the horse was given cobalt for the purpose of affecting its performance.
He said the prohibited substance found its way into its system as a result of something that happened in the stables.
But the board said a lesser charge against Moody, relating to the non-intentional administration of cobalt to a racehorse, had been proved.