Turf Club ‘optimistic’ drug test protocols can be put in place – Irish Times


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 be put in place within the next two months.

Negotiations between the Turf Club and the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association are ongoing to try and hammer out a structure for testing which was a central recommendation of last year’s Anti-Doping Task Force report.

The major sticking point appears to be to the issue of any notice which might be given before testing is carried out.

It is understood the integrity body wants…



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