The Irish Horse Racing Regulatory Board has today faced calls for it to be disbanded at an Oireachtas Agriculture Committee hearing.
The hearing is investigating claims made by trainer Jim Bolger that there’s doping issues in Irish racing and that it faces a “Lance Armstrong moment”.
Going onto say “My demand is for a level playing field. You don’t bring in a quarter tonne of steroids unless somebody is using them”.
The Kilkenny trainer was invited to the Dail to substantiate claims he made about doping in horse racing but declined an appeareance at the meeting on legal advice.
Independent T-D Michael Collins called for the I-H-R-B to be dismantled and replaced by a new independent body to police the sport.
Horse Racing Ireland chief executive, Brian Kavanagh, a recent guest on KCLR Full Time, said all winners in Ireland are currently tested and that out-of-competition testing has been increased.