Substances that ‘shouldn’t have been in the country’ seized in Ballintogher raid

By: Greg Wood at Cheltenham Monday 15 November 2021
  • John Warwick says ‘no dope’ was found at stud in Ireland
  • 74-year-old known as a specialist in equine tendon injuries

The fallout continued on Sunday from last week’s raid at Ballintogher Stud in Ireland’s County Kildare which led to the seizure of a significant quantity of unlicensed drugs, as the Sunday Independent published details of a phone conversation involving John Warwick, an equine therapist who operates from the stud, as well as naming some of the trainers who sent horses for treatment by Warwick over a period of several weeks in the summer.

In a separate interview with the Racing Post, meanwhile, Warwick admitted that he had been in possession of substances which should not have been in Ireland when the stud was raided, while also insisting there was “no dope” involved in the seizure.

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