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Townley stumped by trio of positives

  • Wed, 01 Aug 2018
  • Garrick Knight
The positives have cost Kevin Townley over $50,000 but mostly he is concerned about what they have done to his reputation.  Well Defined winning at Orari in February and in one of the three races that Kevin Townley has lost to mystifying positive swabs.

The positives have cost Kevin Townley over $50,000 but mostly he is concerned about what they have done to his reputation. Well Defined winning at Orari in February and in one of the three races that Kevin Townley has lost to mystifying positive swabs.

Celebrated trainer is convinced there is a serious issue relating to Ketoprofen testing in New Zealand Veteran Canterbury horseman Kevin Townley has been left perplexed and confused after being fined a total of $33,000 from three separate positive swabs so far in 2018. All three were to the restricted anti-inflammatory Ketoprofen at levels Townley described as “minute stuff” – as little as a 70 millionth of a gram over the allowed threshold. “If I was going to do…
 

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