Champion jockey Oisin Murphy has vowed to clear his identify after testing constructive for cocaine.
The Irishman was knowledgeable by France Galop on August 19 of the ‘A’ pattern findings after a routine urine take a look at at Chantilly racecourse, however vehemently denies ever taking the drug.
Murphy, who’s primary jockey for Qatar Racing and in pole place to retain his championship, is now awaiting the results of a B pattern.
The 25-year-old faces a six-month ban if he’s discovered to have taken the drug.
In an official assertion on Thursday, Murphy stated that subsequent hair exams have discovered no hint of the substance.
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“I’ve by no means taken cocaine in my life and I’ll do every little thing that I can to show that I’ve not taken cocaine,” he stated.
“I need to thank those that are supporting me and within the meantime I need to hold using winners and give attention to my profession.”