Stood down: Sam Kavanagh.Stood down: Sam Kavanagh. Photo: Paul Harris

Rosehill trainer Sam Kavanagh has been stood down by Racing NSW stewards and will face an inquiry next month to answer eight charges relating to the use of cobalt and caffeine and the raceday treatment of three horses.

“Stewards formed the opinion that Mr Kavanagh’s continued participation in racing might pose an unacceptable risk to, prejudice or undermine the image, interests or integrity of racing,” a release from chairman of stewards Ray Murrihy stated.