Philip Fenton

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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 ‘(...)

The Anti-Doping Task Force  was originally set up after a series of steroids controversies

The former chief veterinary officer at the Department of Agriculture, Colm Gaynor, is the new chairman of racing’s Anti-Doping Task Force. He takes o(...)

 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(...)

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