Greyhound trainer banned for doping dogs with steroid Stanozolol

INVESTIGATION BY THE IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD PURSUANT TO SECTION 43 OF THE IRISH GREYHOUND INDUSTRY ACT 1958

The Irish Greyhound Board wishes to advise that the following sanctions have been imposed on Licensed Trainer Mr Michael Delahunty, Fahee, Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny, pursuant to an Investigation carried out under section 43 of the Greyhound Industry Act 1958 in relation to the seizure of illegal animal remedies from his training premises and subsequent adverse analytical findings of stanozolol in greyhounds under his care and control:

GREYHOUNDS-Brighton-1Revocation of the Trainer’s Licence:

Pursuant to Section 6 of the Trainers Regulations 1961, the Irish Greyhound Board hereby revokes the Trainers Licence of Mr Michael Delahunty.

Disqualification Order:

The nature of such adverse analytical findings presents a risk to integrity of the greyhound industry and welfare of the greyhound thus a Disqualification Order pursuant to section 45 (1) of the Greyhound Industry Act 1958 is imposed i.e. that after consideration of the result of any investigation at the instance of the Board , the Board, after consultation with the club, may by order in respect of all or specified greyhounds kept, owned, trained or managed by Mr Michael Delahunty, disqualify such greyhounds from (a) registration in the Irish Stud Book; (b) entry for any greyhound race at any greyhound race track and (c) entry for any event forming an item at any authorised coursing meeting (d) acceptance for sale at any public sale of greyhounds, at the very least until the keeper can show it is free of the drug.

Stanozolol, commonly sold under the name Winstrol (oral) and Winstrol Depot (intramuscular), is a synthetic anabolic steroid derived from dihydrotestosterone.