Philip Fenton

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Racing officials have countered criticism of the repeated delays in implementing formally a new anti-doping regime by stressing the need to get it done right rather than done quickly.

Irish racing’s regulatory body is facing a race against time to have an agreement in place with the Department of Agriculture that may allow drug test(...)

Denis Hogan: the Tipperary-based trainer was cleared of any blame but  was however ordered to pay €1,000 towards the costs of the investigation. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Racing’s regulatory body has defended the timeline which could see the first horse in this country to test positive for anabolic steroids back in act(...)

Al Boum Photo made a winning return to action at Tramore. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Al Boum Photo made a winning return to action as he led home a Willie Mullins clean sweep of the first three in the Listed Savills Chase at Tramore. (...)

“For any anti-doping programme, any form of notice is less than ideal.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has described as less than ideal any “prior day notice” element likely to be included in the thoroughbred indu(...)

A proposed industry-wide policy on doping control in Ireland includes provision for vets from Irish racing’s regulatory body to carry out tests on hor(...)

The Curragh Racecourse, Newbridge, Co Kildare. Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A Drug Testing and Traceability document with potentially radical implications for the racing and breeding industries has been circulated to all relev(...)

William Buick celebrates on Masar after winning the Derby at Epsom  on June 2nd. Photograph:  Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Hopes appear to be growing that an anti-doping protocol which permits comprehensive testing and traceability of thoroughbreds in Ireland could shortly(...)

A view of racing at the Cheltenham Festival last week. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

British racing’s ruling body insists it has total faith in Ireland’s anti-doping system although British Horseracing Authority personnel carried out t(...)

The Anti-Doping Task Force was originally set up as a response to a number of steroids controversies including that of former top trainer Philip Fenton who was disqualified from racing for three years in 2014. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

The first meeting of racing’s reconvened Anti-Doping Task Force won’t now take place until next week when it will be chaired for the first time by the(...)

Apple’s Jade (left) ridden by Bryan Cooper leads home Vroum Vroum Mag ridden by Ruby Walsh in last year’s Bar One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It seems a trio of Grade One races and a tumbling value in sterling isn’t enough to tempt even one cross-channel raider to this Sunday’s prestigious ‘(...)

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