Horse trainer group suing Glanbia alleges losses of at least €30m

Legendary trainer Aidan O’Brien is one of the plaintiffs taking food firm to court after stable’s racehorses tested positive for anabolic steroid

Aidan O’Brien: the legendary horse racing trainer is among those suing Glanbia. Picture: Inpho

Losses of at least €30 million are being claimed by leading horse trainer Aidan O’Brien and a number of other individuals and companies arising from contaminated feed supplied in 2020, court filings show.

O’Brien, his son Donnacha, and eight companies linked to the Coolmore Stud-Ballydoyle Stables operation, launched legal proceedings against Glanbia Foods Ireland Ltd last month.

The case centres on equine feed that was contaminated with a banned substance when it was given to ...