Allegations of doping in Irish horse racing will likely be mentioned at an Oireachtas Agriculture Committee assembly on Thursday, July 8. The assembly comes on the again of main coach Jim Bolger’s declare that “the primary downside in Irish racing is drug cheats” who, he stated, have been “stopping the game from being a degree taking part in area”. Bolger’s accusations led Fianna Fáil TD for Tipperary, Jackie Cahill to ask Bolger to talk about his issues earlier than the earlier than the Oireachtas committee. However the coach has since turned down the prospect to attend the assembly, citing authorized causes. However the assembly will nonetheless go forward with representatives of Horse Racing Eire and the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board attributable to seem on the first of three separate hearings at 9.30am. Representatives of the Irish Racehorse Trainers Affiliation will then seem earlier than the committee the next Tuesday, July 13. Talking upfront of the conferences, Cathaoirleach, Jackie Cahill TD, stated: “The Committee agreed to a collection of conferences in gentle of the regarding commentary across the integrity of the horseracing trade in Eire. “The Committee took the chance to ask the related people, our bodies, and organisations in to debate the related insurance policies and procedures in place and provides them the time and place to debate the problems and spotlight their very own issues.