Prohibited substances found in greyhounds at Shelbourne Park, Mullingar, Thurles and Dundalk tracks

9 Oct

prohibited substances igb adverse analytical findings august 2018

The latest “Adverse Analytical Findings” published by the Irish Greyhound Board show that prohibited substances are continuing to be detected in greyhounds at tracks around the country.

According to the IGB report, prohibited substances were found in samples taken from dogs at Shelbourne Park, Mullingar, Thurles and Dundalk tracks.
On 18 August at Shelbourne Park stadium in Dublin, Flufenamic Acid was detected in Greenisle Hades who finished fifth in the Round 1 Heat 15 “2018 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby” race.
That same day at Thurles track, Ibuprofen was found in 2-year old greyhound Caitlynsvictoria. It was her third appearance at the track and she hasn’t been raced since.
On 26 August, Propranolol was detected in a sample taken from a greyhound at Mullingar track and on 15th August, Carprofen in a dog raced at Dundalk stadium.
See below for more details…
Adverse Analytical Findings received from Bord na gCon Approved Laboratories
Shelbourne Park – 18 August 2018
Prohibited Substance: Flufenamic Acid
Greyhound: Greenisle Hades
Owner/Trainer/Agent: Mr Sean Mulcahy
Thurles – 18 August 2018
Prohibited Substance: Ibuprofen
Greyhound: Caitlynsvictoria
Owner/Trainer/Agent: Mr Joseph Fahey
Mullingar – 26 August 2018
Prohibited Substance: Propranolol
Greyhound: Micklem Faith
Owner/Trainer/Agent: Mrs Ingrid Swan-Doonan
Dundalk – 15 August 2018
Prohibited Substance: Carprofen
Greyhound: Armagh Tornado
Owner/Trainer/Agent: Mr Shea Campbell
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