The dog positive on two tests conducted in month of July
The world of dog racing has suffered a blow this week after it has come to light case of doping of champion irish Clonbrien Hero. The greyhound, of three years old, tested positive in benzoylecgonina, one of main compounds of cocaine, in test conducted on 1 and 22 July at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium Cork, main greyhound race in green island. The victory, with track record in final, included, reported to its owner a prize of 30,000 euros.
The Board Irish Greyhound Racing has past test result to Control Committee to decide penalty when animal-doped. Its owner, Graham Holland, ensures that Clonbrien Hero swallowed cocaine accidentally: "we Believe that we are being victims of something that we have not done," said technician at british newspaper The Times. "If you know you are going to pass a check when you win a race, you're not going to administer cocaine to a greyhound. I've been training se animals for three decades, and now accuse me of doparlos".
this is Not first time that Holland portrays some type of incident non-sporting. Last December, anor of ir dogs, Clares Rocket, was abducted from ir kennels in Golden, Tipperary, but subsequently recovered.
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