Monday 19 March 2018

Prosecution of horse trainer can go ahead

Racehorse trainer Philip Fenton
Racehorse trainer Philip Fenton

Conor Kane

THE State's prosecution against racehorse trainer Philip Fenton for the alleged possession of unlicensed animal remedies can proceed as planned – but not "at a gallop" – following a judge's rejection of legal submissions made by the accused's legal team.

However, the case is likely to take some more months to complete after the matter was adjourned yesterday at Cashel District Court, Co Tipperary, until September, "for further consideration".

Judge Terence Finn ruled that the Minister for Agriculture and Food was legally empowered to bring eight charges against Philip Fenton, of Garryduff, South Lodge, Carrick-on-Suir, to the district court, contrary to submissions made by his legal team last week.

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