Turf Club CEO Says Drug Test Protocol Agreement Close: The Irish Times 5/30/17

By: Brian O'Connor Body “optimistic” deal can be reached with Breeders Association in next two weeks The Turf Club expects to have a protocol agreed within the next two weeks that will allow racing’s regulatory body carry out drug testing on stud farms.  The establishment of a mechanism which would allow Turf Club officials carry

Turf Club keen to promote out of competition testing on horses: The Irish Times 2/10/16

By Brian O'Connor Talks are due to take place between the Turf Club and the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association to start implementing protocols for out of competition drug-testing recommended in the recently published Anti-Doping Task Force report, a step that racing’s integrity body describes as being “the last piece of the jigsaw” in terms of

Report Calls for Lifetime Bans for Doped Horses: The Irish Times 1/30/16

By: Brian O' Connor The long-awaited report from racing’s Anti-Doping Task Force, set up in the aftermath of the steroids controversy that saw trainer Philip Fenton disqualified in 2014, will recommend lifetime bans for horses illicitly administered substances which are prohibited at all times. The report also suggests a single national drug control laboratory for