Irish Raid Samples Test Negative For Prohibited Substances

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board confirmed on Tuesday that the hair and blood samples taken from Thoroughbreds at the County Kildare yard raided by Department of Agriculture Food & Marine (DAFM) two weeks ago all tested negative for substances classified as “prohibited at all times.”

“As this is part of an ongoing investigation working in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and other agencies, we cannot make any further comment at this time,” the IHRB’s statement concluded.

According to, that yard was the operation of equine therapist John Warwick, and the DAFM confiscated from him animal medications not licensed for use in Ireland.

There are reported to have been four Thoroughbreds tested at the yard. Two arrived at the yard during the raid with trainer Liam Burke; one of those, Samos Island, was in that day at Fairyhouse but was withdrawn by the IHRB. Another arriving during the raid is trained by Ted Walsh, who said the horse had a tendon injury to be scanned. Jessica Harrington trains the last, which she said was to be receiving non-medical laser treatments on a tendon.


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