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Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 October 2007, 08:24 GMT 09:24 UK
Kurten to challenge positive test
Jessica Kurten
Ireland's Jessica Kurten denies ever doping her mount
Irish showjumper Jessica Kurten is to contest a positive B test taken from her mount Castle Forbes Maike.

A statement from the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) confirmed the test result, which was taken while competing at La Baule in France in May.

The horse tested for etoricoxib which is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medical class A drug.

Kurten, though, has refused the chance to accept a fine and an administrative fee amounting to just over 750 euros.

Following the original positive A sample, the Culleybackey rider was given the option of paying a fine of around 300 euros and return her first place 22,000 euros prize-money won at the French Grand Prix.

But Kurten believes paying the fine would be an acceptance of doing something wrong.

SEE ALSO
Angry Kurten exits from Europeans
20 Aug 07 |  Equestrian
Kurten could face doping inquiry
18 Aug 07 |  Equestrian


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