Thursday, 26 March 2015


Thoroughbred – Stewards Inquiry – Trainer Ms Sharon Taylor – IGNITION

RWWA Stewards have been advised by the ChemCentre in Perth, that cobalt at a concentration in excess of 200 micrograms per litre, being the threshold prescribed in the Thoroughbred Rules of Racing, has been detected in a urine sample taken from IGNITION at Ascot on 4 March 2015 after it had competed and finished second in Race 5.

This finding has been verified by the National Measurement Institute (NMI) in Sydney.

Accordingly the Stewards will inquire into these reports and the Trainer of IGNITION, Ms S Taylor has been requested to attend the Stewards inquiry, which will be held in the RWWA Stewards Room at Ascot racecourse on Thursday 2 April at 10.00am.

Acting under the provisions of Local Rule 10(d), Stewards have directed that Ms Taylor’s licence to train be suspended forthwith pending the outcome of the Stewards inquiry to the extent that she not be permitted to nominate or present any horses to race.

Media Contact: Denis Borovica – General Manager Racing Integrity Ph: 9445 5427