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BY Adrian Dunn - @adriandunn2
4 years ago Horse Racing

VETERINARIAN Dr Adam Matthews said he’s “disappointed” and “distressed” by charges brought against him by Racing NSW stewards in relation to the exhaustive Midsummer Sun cobalt inquiry.

Stewards issued six charges against Dr Matthews for his alleged involvement with Midsummer Sum before it raced in Gosford Gold Cup on January 9 this year.

Racing NSW chairman of stewards Ray Murrihy said the charges brought against Dr Matthews were issued on September 18, but release has been delayed after an injunction was sought and granted to Dr Matthews.

Dr Matthews is charged with allegedly being a party to race-day administration to Midsummer Sun before the Gosford Gold Cup. Midsummer Sun, the $3.90 favourite, won the $150,000 Listed Race.

He is also charged with allegedly being a party to breaches of prohibited substance rules by supplying two bottles of “Vitamin Complex” containing cobalt to Dr Tom Brennan who in turn supplied them to Sam Kavanagh. 

Kavanagh was disqualified for nine years and three months and fined $3000 in relation to cobalt and other charges. Dr Tom Brennan was disqualified by six years for his role supply cobalt, improper conduct and false evidence.

Dr Matthews is also charged with with being party to Sam Kavanagh administering a prohibited substance to Midsummer Sun, Centre Pivot and Spinning Diamond, by supplying two bottles of “Vitamin Complex” to...


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