Australia: Several Top Trainers Believed To Be Embroiled In ‘Significant’ Doping Investigation

Rumors have been swirling throughout the racing industry in Victoria, Australia, about a “significant investigation” that is currently being conducted by Racing Victoria officials which appears to involve several prominent trainers.

Punters.com reports that the investigation is believed to be centered on the race day treatment of horses. Race day administration of any medication is prohibited in Australia.

According to several reports, Racing Victoria stewards and investigators have come into the possession of text messages which link several high-profile trainers to a person that has been banned from the industry.

Trainer Robert Smerdon is currently under investigation regarding the alleged race day treatment of the horse Lovani, who was scratched by the order of stewards at Flemington last month. Racing Victoria officials would not confirm if the Smerdon case was part of the larger investigation.

Read more at Punters.com

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