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Mr. Philip Fenton - “Dove Hill” Prohibited Substance

Mr. Philip Fenton  -  “Dove Hill” Prohibited Substance

Kilmoganny Point to Point, 19th October, 2008.

The Referrals Committee, Judge Tony Hunt (in the Chair), Mr. J.R. Craigie and Mr. Peter N. Reynolds, met in the Turf Club Offices, The Curragh, Co. Kildare, on Monday 22nd December, 2008, to consider a report from BHP Laboratories in Limerick to the effect that the biological fluid sample taken from “Dove Hill” following its win in the Maiden Race for five and six year old Geldings, Division Two, at the Kilmoganny Point to Point on 19th October, 2008, was found to contain Phenylbutazone and Oxyphenbutaxone, both of which are included in the schedule of Prohibited Substances pursuant to Rule 20 (v) of the Rules of Racing and the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Rules and the Regulations for Point to Point Steeplechases.  Evidence was heard from Mr. Philip Fenton, Handler, and Mr. S.W.D. McIlveen, Turf Club Veterinary Officer.

Having considered the evidence the Committee fined Mr. Fenton €200 having noted that he had accepted full responsibility in the matter.  The Committee also disqualified “Dove Hill” from first place and ordered the record be amended to read as follows:-

First:  Gougane
Second: Scobie Nail
Third:  Paddy Pub

The case was presented to the Committee by Mr. Sean Barry, Registrar, I.N.H.S. Committee.


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