Grand National winning trainer Ted Walsh denies administering a prohibited substance to any of his horses after being caught in a drug bust on an Irish farm by “ coincidence. ”
- Coach Ted Walsh was on the premises when she was raided Tuesday.
- He said he was giving a horse from Great Britain to a therapist for treatment.
- The 71-year-old RTE expert is the father of well-known horsemen Ruby and Katie.
Grand National winning coach Ted Walsh has said it was a case of ‘wrong place at wrong time’ after he was involved in a raid on a venue in Ireland where banned remedies were allegedly seized for his use on racehorses on Tuesday.
Walsh, the father of well-known jockeys Ruby and Katie, denies that he administered a prohibited substance to any of his horses or allowed a third party to do so.
He said he was giving a horse from Great Britain to a therapist for treatment at the farm in County Kildare during the Department of Agriculture raid.
Coach Ted Walsh was present when the facility in County Kildare raided Tuesday
Speaking to RTE from Ireland, for whom he works as an expert, Walsh said: ‘It’s a bad thing for racing. I’m sorry someone as high-profile as me was there. Cast a shadow on the game. I can’t do anything about it now. I drove, it was there.
“The horse had a slight tendon injury and had done similar work on horses before, especially sea bass.
‘I am 71 years old and I haven’t had that many winners, but we have had a lot of old winners. Never in my life, nor my father before me, had a horse tested positive for anything. I often wish I had something that would make them go faster. ”