Aidan O’Brien and son Joseph O’Brien will have their International horses who are now at Werribee tested after the pair scratched their horses from yesterdays Longchamp meeting due to contamination of their feed.
Aidan O’Brien scratched all of their horses engaged at Longchamp’s feature meeting on Sunday after his horses tested positive to zilpaterol which has prompted the team to have their International horses in Australia tested.
“We have been in contact with Aidan and Joseph’s stables and will be ensuring all of their horses are out of competition tested,” Bloodworth told Racing.com.
“Racing Victoria’s integrity department, being the stewards and veterinarians, are looking to have the tests completed and sent to the RASL (Racing Analytical Services Limited) as soon as possible.
“I am not certain how long that will take, whether that is a day or a number of days, but it is a matter of urgency.”
The contamination issue should not have an affect on the horses preparations in Melbourne with their horses not due to race in Melbourne until the Caulfield Cup day on October 17.