Hong Kong given drug policy exemption: Racing Post 6/5/15

By Howard Wright HONG KONG has been added to the BHA's list of countries from where runners are treated in the same way as British-registered horses under the governing authority's recently strengthened anti-doping policy. The decision, revealed publicly for the first time on Thursday by BHA chief executive Nick Rust in a presentation to the

HRI and Turf Club establish drug testing taskforce: The Irish Times 12/6/14

By Brian O'Connor Horse Racing Ireland and the Turf Club have established what they describe as a “taskforce” to ensure that drug testing within the racing and breeding industries will operate to the highest international standards. Tension between both organisations appeared to have deepened earlier this week in an unprecedented Turf Club request for independent

Report says Fenton attempted to hide drugs: Racingpost.com 11/26/14

By James Burn DISGRACED trainer Philip Fenton, who is facing a three-year-ban from racing, tried to hide banned substances from officials when they visited his yard, a report from the Turf Club has said. Fenton was hit with the suspension on Saturday after being found guilty of eight charges of possessing anabolic steroids that are

Turf Club will offer cash rewards for doping information: The Irish Times 11/24/14

By Brian O'Connor Racing Correspondent On the back of disqualifying Philip Fenton for three years over the trainer’s possession of banned animal remedies including anabolic steroids, the Turf Club plans to outline further measures to deal with the doping threat in 2015. These will include offering reward money of “up to five figures” for information

Fenton team: protocols not followed in drug raid: racingpost.com 10/23/14

By Tony O'Hehir PHILIP FENTON'S barrister has argued the correct protocols were not followed when the Department of Agriculture investigators visited his client's yard and after the visit as the full hearing into the trainer's charges over alleged anabolic steroid possession began on Thursday. Evidence was heard from two Department of Agriculture officials, Brendan Daly

Top trainer fined over possession of prohibited animal drugs: independent.ie 10/7/14

By Conor Kane The body that oversees horseracing is to study the fallout of a court judgment which saw former Irish Grand National winning-trainer Pat Hughes convicted of possessing unauthorised animal remedies. Mr Hughes (72) of Fenniscourt Stud, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, pleaded not guilty yesterday at Carlow district court to eight charges of possession of