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Racehorse trainer charged over 'steroids in stables'

A leading Irish racehorse trainer had one kilo of anabolic steroids in his stables when veterinary inspectors carried out a raid, a court has heard.

Philip Fenton is facing eight charges over treatments and medicines allegedly found at his yard, South Lodge, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, in January 2012.

Irish racehorse trainer Philip Fenton Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Among the substances was the quantity of steroid Nitrotain, a 20ml bottle of a second performance enhancing drug, Ilium Stanabolic, a counterfeit antibiotic and medicines held without prescription, the court heard.

Fenton's trial will take place at Carrick-on-Suir District Court on October 23.

No plea has been entered.