Queensland horse tests positive for cocaine after winning $200,000 race in Brisbane

An undefeated Queensland horse could lose its win in a $200,000 race in Brisbane last year after a smashing drug result.

Coached by Mark Currie, End Assembly tested positive for cocaine after winning the Listed Gold Edition Plate in the 1200m at Eagle Farm last December.

There was a positive swab on End Assembly’s urine samples A and B after the race.

A spokesman for the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission told News Corp on Thursday that an investigation into the positive swab would be launched next week.

“A racehorse trained by Toowoomba tested positive for cocaine after winning a $200,000 feature race at Eagle Farm last December,” they said.

“The results of the post-race urine sample conducted by QRIC’s Racing Science Center and Victoria’s Racing Analytical Services have come back positive for the prohibited illicit drug.

“QRIC Stewards will make an inquiry to the horse’s trainer early next week.”

If found guilty, the horse’s connections would miss out on the $116,000 winner’s check, along with winning the black-type race that took place in mid-December last year.

End Assembly wins the Gold Edition Plate at Eagle Farm. Image: Grant Peters – range photographySource: Delivered

It would elevate runner-up and pre-race favorite Golden Boom to first place.

However, players who took the $2.25 for Golden Boom were not paid out.

End Assembly had won his first two starts by a total of 12 lengths and entered the race as a well-assisted runner after having a $9 betting opportunity.

Some of Queensland’s best horses won the race, including gallop superstar Alligator Blood.

Notably, Alligator Blood was disqualified from its 2019 Magic Millions Guineas win after testing positive for the banned substance altrenogest.

However, that was overturned late last year after owners of a disqualified horse were not given the right to appeal the disqualification.

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