After being arrested in a drug raid on an Irish farm, Ted Walsh, Grand National winner trainer denies having ever administered a banned substance any horses.

  • Ted Walsh, Trainer at the property when it was raided Tuesday 
  • The man claimed he was transporting a horse from Britain for treatment. 
  • Ruby and Katie’s father, the 71-year old RTE pundit, is a RTE pundit.

Grand National-winning trainer Ted Walsh has said it was a case of ‘wrong place at the wrong time’ after he was caught up in a raid on a premises in Ireland where remedies banned for use in racehorses were allegedly seized on Tuesday.

Walsh, the father to well-known jockeys Ruby, and Katie, has denied ever giving banned substances to horses.

During the raid of the Department of Agriculture, he claimed he was transporting a horse from Britain for treatment at the farm on County Kildare.

Trainer Ted Walsh was present when the premises in County Kildare raided on Tuesday

When the County Kildare premises were raided Tuesday, Ted Walsh, trainer was there

Speaking to Ireland’s RTE, for whom he works as a pundit, Walsh said: ‘It’s a bad old thing for racing. I’m sorry that someone as high profile as me was even there. It was a shame. I can’t do anything about that now. I came in by car, and I was already there. 

“The horse suffered a minor tendon injury. He had previously done similar work on horses for me, including Seabass.

‘I’m 71 and I haven’t had that many winners but we’ve had plenty of old winners. I’ve never in my life, nor my father before me, had a horse come up positive for anything. I often wish I had something to make them go f***ing quicker.’