Cobalt saga: Vet Dr Tom Brennan to stand down from duties after admitting to not giving “full and frank evidence” to stewards   Leave a comment

Cobalt saga: Vet Dr Tom Brennan to stand down from duties after admitting to not giving “full and frank evidence” to stewards

Dr Tom Brennan, a partner in the Flemington Equine clinic has corrected evidence he gave to stewards including a concession he provided bottles of a substance labelled “vitamin complex” to O’Brien, Kavanagh, and Kavanagh’s son Sam.

Dr Tom Brennan has stood down from duties after admitting to not giving “full and frank e

Dr Tom Brennan has stood down from duties after admitting to not giving “full and frank evidence” to stewards. Picture: Getty Images Source: Getty Images

ONE of the vets at the centre of cobalt investigations in to leading trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh has stood down from duties after admitting to not giving “full and frank evidence” to stewards.

Brennan denied he knew the substance contained cobalt, and has denied administering cobalt but agreed to stand down from providing veterinary services to racehorses from August 1 pending the conclusion hearing and determination of charges against him.

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Brennan was interviewed at length by Racing Victoria stewards on Monday evening.

RV and Racing NSW stewards today put out a joint press release regarding “corrections’’ Brennan had made to previous statements regarding cobalt.

He admitted to receiving two payments of $1000 for the cobalt delivered to Sam Kavanagh, which he then paid to another unnamed vet.

He admitted to disposing of a record book that revealed he had posted cobalt to Sam Kavanagh but denied he knew the substance was cobalt.

RV stewards said Brennan had failed to deliver “full and frank’’ evidence during an earlier inquiry.

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He admitted on Monday that he had used “Vitamin Complex’’ in drips used on horses trained by Mark Kavanagh and O’Brien last spring and received payments of $3000 from O’Brien and Kavanagh.

Kavanagh denied making the payment and O’Brien disputes “aspects’’ of Brennan’s claim.

Brennan said he had sought assurances from the vet who supplied him with the “Vitamin Complex’’ that it did not contain cobalt.

The racing industry across the land has taken a huge hit from the cobalt fallout this yea

The racing industry across the land has taken a huge hit from the cobalt fallout this year and the issue is far from closed. Picture: Colleen Petch Source: News Corp Australia

Originally published as Vet stands down over cobalt evidence

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Posted July 23, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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