Tipperary Trained Greyhound Found Positive For Cocaine

‘Clonbrien Hero, crowned ‘Irish Laurels Champion’

The winning Greyhound of the Irish Laurels winners prize money €30,000), at Curraheen Park last July, ‘Clonbrien Hero’, has tested positive for the drug Benzoylecgonine, commonly known as cocaine, according to the Irish Greyhound Board. The drug is understood to have similar effects on animals as it does on humans.

The dog is reported as having tested positive for the substance three times within a four week period, (between 24th June and 22nd July 2017).  The case has now been referred to the Irish Greyhound Boards Control Committee, which will conduct a full inquiry.

Clonbrien Hero, which previously won the ‘Produce Stakes’, at Clonmel in Co. Tipperary, is trained by Tipperary’s Graham Holland on behalf of Kay Murphy.

Mr Holland was also in the news in early December 2016, when one of Ireland’s top greyhounds, ‘Clares Rocket’ was stolen from his kennels, latter situated at Riverside Kennels, Athassel Abbey, Golden, Co. Tipperary. The dog was later recovered by Tipperary Gardaí.


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