Tipp greyhound owner takes legal challenge against the Irish board

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A Tipperary greyhound owner has taken a legal challenge against the Irish Greyhound Board.

Owen McKenna claims the board has prize money totalling over 35 thousand Euro after he was fined for allegedly doping three of his dogs.


The New Inn based greyhound owner has brought judicial review proceedings in the High Court against the Irish Greyhound Board after he was fined for allegedly doping or contaminating a number of his dogs

Five fines totalling €1,000 were imposed by IGB’s control committee in relation to three dogs owned by Owen McKenna – “Farloe Rumble”, “Offshore Bound” and “Farloe Bliztz” – which had run at Shelbourne Park in September of 2015.

If also ruled that the €36,500 prize money be forfeited – the prohibited substances found in the dogs were Meloxicam and Hydrochlorothiazide.

Owen McKenna appealed this ruling last month which was subsequently dismissed.

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan has now granted Owen McKenna permission to challenge the control committee findings – it’s due back to court in January.