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Irish trainer fined for possession steroids

October 23, 2014

CARRICK-ON-SUIR, Ireland (AP) — An Irish racehorse trainer has been fined 6,000 euros ($7,600) for possessing steroids and other banned substances at his stables.

Philip Fenton, who has trained winners at the Cheltenham Festival, faced eight charges after veterinary inspectors found a cardboard box packed with 25 bottles and containers of animal remedies during a search of his yard in January 2012.

It included one kilogram — enough for 250 doses — of anabolic steroid Nitrotain, which builds up muscle mass, improves stamina and toughens bones.

Fenton was found guilty at a hearing in Carrick-on-Suir District Court in County Tipperary on Thursday. Fenton did not give evidence.

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