Talking Dogs, the official news site of the IGB, has always displayed a glowing affection for anyone that was found to have tested positive for prohibited substances. He could not bite his lip following the disqualification of Jumeriah Lolls and posted the following article on Wednesday.

Talking Dogs Wednesday December 13

Connections of Jumeirah Lolls received a severe shock today when they learned that the bitch would not be running in the final of the English Oaks at Belle Vue tonight due to a positive test during the classic.

The news broke at lunchtime but when contacted a few hours later trainer Gerry Holian said that he still hadn’t been notified by the track or by the GBGB and that he had learned of the matter through friends in Ireland.

The latest word suggests that she tested positive for pentobarbital which is no longer on the prohibited list in Ireland. At a hearing last week Crayford trainer Julie Luckhurst was up on a pentobarbital case but the GBGB Disciplinary Committee accepted that this was a “no fault finding incident”.

A disillusioned Holian said, “I did nothing out of the way. I buy all, my meat out of the factory where they kill all the animals themselves and I have never had a positive test after running dogs on the track and up the field all my life. I feel like packing up the whole thing”. Pentobarbital is basically used for putting down cattle.

Talking Dogs must have got a kick in the ass because the article was edited on Thursday and a less opinionated version appeared.

Connections of Jumeirah Lolls received a severe shock on Wednesday when they learned that the bitch would not be running in the final of the English Oaks at Belle Vue due to a positive test during the classic.

The news broke at lunchtime but when contacted a few hours later trainer Gerry Holian said that he still hadn’t been notified by the track or by the GBGB and that he had learned of the matter through friends in Ireland.

The latest word suggests that she tested positive for the metabolites of pentobarbital. Earlier this year the IGB decided that metabolite findings, in the absence of the parent drug, no longer constitute the basis for an “adverse analytic finding”.

A disillusioned Holian said, “I did nothing out of the way. I buy all my meat out of the factory where they kill all the animals themselves and I have never had a positive test after running dogs on the track and up the field all my life. I feel like packing up the whole thing”.