Anti-doping Issues a Hot Topic at ITBA Seminar:Racing Post.Com 2/3/17

By: Aisling Crowe in Clonmel CONCERNS over anti-doping inspections on stud farms, as well as inspections from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), were hot topics at the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association seminar at the Minella Hotel, Clonmel, on Friday. Breeders have to contend with the prospect of inspectors from the WRC, the Department of Agriculture,

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

Philip Fenton withdraws appeal against drugs ban: Racing 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By: Jessica Lamb TRAINER Philip Fenton has withdrawn his appeal against a three-year ban imposed on him by the Turf Club for drug possession.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: 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

Fenton team: protocols not followed in drug raid: 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: 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