Every horse tested at Kildare stud farm raid tests negative for banned substances

Every horse tested at Kildare stud farm raid tests negative for banned substances

EVERY HORSE present at the raid on a premises in Monasterevin earlier this month have tested negative for banned substances say the The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

Banned substances such as animal remedies were seized after the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine officials led a raid acting on their own information and investigations.

Gardai assisted, as well as Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board authorised officers, the head of anti-doping Lynn Hillyer also offered her services.

A statement from the IHRB said: "

"The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board can today confirm that the hair and blood samples taken from horses at a premises near Monasterevin, County Kildare, on 9 November 2021 have been analysed at LGC laboratories and reported negative for prohibited substances 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."

Ted Walsh, a pundit for RTE was one of the men to have horses tested by Hillyer, after he arrived at the stud farm Kildare following the raid seeking laser therapy for a three-year-old horse with a muscle injury.

"It's a bad old thing for racing," he told RTÉ Sport.

"I'm sorry that someone as high-profile as me in racing was even there. To cast a shadow on the game. I can’t do anything about that now."

Walsh has said he's innocent and has never administered any substance to a horse or asked anyone to do so.

"I am 71 years of age and, I haven't had that many winners, but we've had plenty of old winners and we have had winners in England and here or there. And I have never in my life, nor my father before me, had a horse come up positive for anything."