Bolger Not Expected To Attend Hearing

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Jim Bolger and wife Jackie | Amy Lynam

Jim Bolger is not expected to attend the parliamentary hearing he was invited to to discuss doping in Irish racing. Bolger made headlines last autumn and again this spring when describing the use of performance-enhancing substances as the “number-one problem” in Irish racing and saying “there will be a Lance Armstrong in Irish racing.”

Bolger was invited to the agriculture committee hearing alongside representatives of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board, Horse Racing Ireland, the Department of Agriculture and the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association, but Racing Post reports that a government source has confirmed that, after seeking legal advice, Bolger will not attend the meeting.

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