Philip Fenton

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 Philip Fenton: was disqualified for three years in 2014 for possession of banned animal substances. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

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 far(...)

Horse trainer Pat Hughes  was convicted in the Carlow District Court for possessing the anabolic steroid stanozol. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

It’s now five years since six kilograms of the powerful anabolic steroid nitrotain was intercepted at Dublin Airport on its way to the retired Departm(...)

HRI chief executive Brian Kavanagh: “Racing is the shop window but breeding, and the exporting of horses, is a very strong metric for us.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INpho

Horse Racing Ireland has said it is “at one” with the Turf Club over the importance of out-of-competition drug testing within the bloodstock industry(...)

The Anti-Doping Task Force report was published a year ago on the back of a number of steroids controversies within racing.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Turf Club says it is “optimistic” long-awaited protocols to allow officials from racing’s regulatory body carry out drug tests on stud farms can b(...)

Talks about drawing up protocols for new out of competition testing have yet to take place between the ITBA and the Turf Club. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Talks are due to take place between the Turf Club and the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association to start implementing protocols for out of competit(...)

Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh. Photograph: Inpho

A lifetime ban for any horse who has been illicitly administered prohibited substances and increased frequency of out of competition testing are two o(...)

Ivanovich Gorbatov  faces danger from three top-class fillies in Saturday’s Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

The gambled-on Triumph Hurdle favourite Ivanovich Gorbatov could have to overcome ‘Girl Power’ if he is to successfully advertise his Cheltenham fest(...)

Trainer Phillip Fenton:  was disqualified by the Turf Club for three years in 2014 over possession of banned animal substances. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

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 disq(...)

In the parade ring at the festival last year. Photograph: Joe Giddens

To the uninitiated tuning in to see what all this Cheltenham panic is about, Michael O’Leary will be among the festival’s most recognisable faces, a g(...)

Willie Mullins at the gallops at his Closutton headquarters in Carlow. He will bring a formidable 50-strong team to Cheltenham. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

The scale of Willie Mullins’s overarching influence at Cheltenham next week can be gauged in any number of statistical permutations, but few have put (...)

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