Keighley to learn fate over Currency
Martin Keighley will face a disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority on Thursday and find out whether Any Currency will be disqualified from first place in the Glenfarclas Cross-Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March after traces of a prohibited substance were found.
Any Currency: Could lose Festival race
The 13-year-old chaser gave local trainer Keighley his first success at the biggest jumps meeting of the year when finally winning the unique cross-country test after finishing runner-up the two previous years.
He tested positive for Triamcinolone acetonide (TCA), a steroid widely used as an anti-inflammatory in training but which should not be present in a horse's sample on a raceday. Keighley said at the time that he had followed veterinary guidance over withdrawal periods, but that for some reason a positive test had still been given.
The horse then went on to win a Cheltenham handicap chase in April for a third course victory.
Should Any Currency lose the Festival race, runner-up Josies Orders, trained by Enda Bolger and ridden by Nina Carberry, would be promoted into first place.