Grand National-winning trainer Ted Walsh caught up in drugs raid at Irish farm by ‘coincidence’

Grand National-winning trainer Ted Walsh denies ever administering a banned substance to any of his horses after being caught up in drugs raid at Irish farm by ‘coincidence’

  • Trainer Ted Walsh was at the premises when it was raided on Tuesday 
  • He said he was delivering a horse from Britain to a therapist for treatment 
  • The 71-year-old RTE pundit is the father of well-known jockeys Ruby and Katie











Grand National-winning trainer Ted Walsh has said it was a case of ‘wrong place at the wrong time’ after he was caught up in a raid on a premises in Ireland where remedies banned for use in racehorses were allegedly seized on Tuesday.

Walsh, father of well-known jockeys Ruby and Katie, denies ever administering a banned substance to any of his horses or allowing it to be done by a third party.

He said he was delivering a horse from Britain to a therapist for treatment at the farm in County Kildare during the raid by the Department of Agriculture.

Trainer Ted Walsh was present when the premises in County Kildare raided on Tuesday

Speaking to Ireland’s RTE, for whom he works as a pundit, Walsh said: ‘It’s a bad old thing for racing. I’m sorry that someone as high profile as me was even there. To cast a shadow on the game. I can’t do anything about that now. I drove in, I was there. 

‘The horse had a slight tendon injury and he had done a similar job on horses for me before, most notably Seabass.

‘I’m 71 and I haven’t had that many winners but we’ve had plenty of old winners. I’ve never in my life, nor my father before me, had a horse come up positive for anything. I often wish I had something to make them go f***ing quicker.’

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