Harness Trainer disqualified on cobalt and arsenic charges

Brisbane Harness Racing Trainer Wayne Waltisbuhl has today been disqualified for eighteen months and fined $6000 after Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) stewards found him guilty of six prohibited substance charges.

Several samples taken from the Standardbred Drunk Artist, between November 2018 and February 2019 when it raced at Redcliffe and Albion Park returned positive to the prohibited substances arsenic and cobalt in excess of the prescribed threshold.

Drunk Artist tested positive to arsenic on 28 November 2018, arsenic and cobalt on 11 January 2019, arsenic and cobalt on 17 January 2019 and arsenic on 14 February 2019.

Under AHR 195 Drunk Artist was disqualified as the winner of Race 8 at Redcliffe on November 2018, Race 2 at Redcliffe on 17 January 2019 and from all other races where it tested positive to the prohibited substances. All other placegetters have been amended accordingly.