Former Trainer Jeremy Noseda Fined £1,500 After Horse Tests Positive For Cocaine

Jeremy Noseda

Former trainer Jeremy Noseda was on Tuesday fined £1,500 and his horse Walk In The Sun was disqualified from a novice contest in January 2018 at Kempton after the horse tested positive for Cocaine.

The case has been going on since March 2018 when suspicions arose that the horse owned at the time by Phoenix Thoroughbred had failed a dope test.

With nothing being said about the case we had to wait until June to hear that the actual substance found within the horse was Cocaine.

Before Tuesday's verdict it had been widely reported that Walk In The Sun, a €1.4 million purchase, had tested positive for the prohibited substance after his second victory for Noseda at Lingfield in February 2018, however the positive test came back after his short-head victory on his debut at Kempton. 

(Credit Racing Post) Noseda said: "I had a very fair hearing. William Norris QC headed the panel. He and his panel found, unreservedly, that I was not responsible for this and never instructed anybody regarding it." 

Classic-winning Noseda surprised the racing world last June when he announced his retirement after a 23-year training career, but over the years his crop of horses had got much smaller and the trainer believed it was time to stop.

In May 2018, Phoenix relieved the trainer of his duties with14 of their horses, including Dubai World Cup second Gronkowski, in a move that left him "shocked and surprised" and with "no reason or explanation for their decision".