Positive test for Moody horse

 Positive test for Moody horseRacing Victoria stewards have opened an inquiry into a positive urine sample taken from a horse trained by champion trainer Peter Moody. The inquiry will centre on a post-race urine sample taken from the Moody-trained Lethal Arrow after the horse’s win in the Schweppes 0-68 Handicap (1300m) at Pakenham on may 17.

Racing Analytical Services tests revealed traces of Oripavine, a prohibited substance under Australia’s rules of racing, in Lethal Arrow’s urine sample.

Oripavine is a narcotic analgesic substance that may act as a stimulant on a horse.

Racing Victoria stewards advised Moody of their initial findings on June 16 before informing the trainer of the confirmation of test results on Monday.

The stewards’ investigation into the matter is continuing.