Well, I was wrong. He was banned and fined as well. It is a very cheap fine,but at least it is a beginning. I know that I’m the only one bothered by those cheats, but it’s nice to get some compensation from the authorities.
Three years is nowhere near enough of a deterrent for such an offence. If I were an Irish trainer who had not used steroids before – I’d now be thinking potential gains of using steroids are worth the chances of being caught.