EM – IHRB reports samples from raid on stud in Kildare test negative

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Hair and blood samples from horses on a site near Monasterevin tested negative for banned substances, the IHRBoard said

Michael Verney

None of the samples taken from horses that Were at the Kildare farm two weeks ago, which was searched by officials from the Department of Agriculture Food & Marine (DAFM) and Gardaí, gave a positive result for banned substances.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) harvested hair – and blood samples from four thoroughbreds present in the Monasterevin stables where renowned equine therapist John Warwick operated.

Unlicensed drugs in Warwick’s possession were confiscated by the department, but the IHRB confirmed that horses trained by Jessica Harrington (one), Ted Walsh (one) and Liam Burke (two) tested negative.

“The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board can confirm today that the hair and blood samples read on the 9th.

” As this is part of an ongoing investigation that is being carried out in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine and other agencies, we have no further comments at this time. “

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