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

Philip Fenton withdraws appeal against drugs ban: Racing Post.com 12/11/14

By: Jessica Lamb TRAINER Philip Fenton has withdrawn his appeal against a three-year ban imposed on him by the Turf Club for drug possession. Fenton, who is also set to be made a disqualified person in March, had specifically questioned the severity of his punishments and was due to have this case heard on Tuesday

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