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3 Kildare Based Racing Organisations To Appear Before Oireachtas Agriculture Committee Today.

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It followsollowing claims of drug usage in horse racing.

Three Kildare based racing industry organisations are to appear before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon, to discuss "concerns surrounding the integrity of the sport".

Its with respect to claims of drug usage in horse racing.

Representatives of Horse Racing Ireland and the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board, both headquartered on the Curragh, appeared in the second session, which begins at 4.30pm.

Representatives of the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association, also based in Kildare, are invited to appear before the Joint Committee on Agriculture in the first session, beginning at 3.30pm.

 

Cathaoirleach, Jackie Cahill TD, said: “The Committee continues its discussion with relevant individuals, bodies, and organisations in to discuss the policies and procedures in place and give them the time and place to debate the issues and highlight their own concerns.

The Committee took the opportunity to schedule these hearings following the concerning commentary around the integrity of the horseracing industry in Ireland.

The Cathaoirleach added: “The Committee welcomed the discussion about the industry in general and to raise broader policy concerns about horseracing in Ireland with Horse Racing Ireland and the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board in our first hearing, and we look forward to continue this important conversation.”

 

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