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Greyhound trainer disqualified after excessive use of cobalt

Brisbane greyhound trainer Claude Dacey has pleaded guilty to using prohibited substances on dogs, including an excessive amount of cobalt.

Mr Dacey has been disqualified for nine months after facing the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission stewards on Wednesday.

Prohibited substances in five samples from greyhounds when they raced in Brisbane, Capalaba and Ipswich in October and November last year.

Prohibited substances in five samples from greyhounds when they raced in Brisbane, Capalaba and Ipswich in October and November last year.Credit:AP

This comes after analysists found prohibited substances in five samples from greyhounds when they raced in Brisbane, Capalaba and Ipswich in October and November last year.

Three positive Phenobarbitone samples were returned for the greyhounds’ Nikki Nettle, Power Service and Jeannie Dreaming and two positive cobalt samples in excess of the prescribed threshold were found in Nikki Nettle and Power Service.

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