TRAINER Philip Fenton’s licence was revoked this week after he withdrew his appeal - due to be heard next Tuesday - against the alleged severity of his three-year ban from training imposed by the Turf Club.

Fenton was found guilty of eight charges of possessing anabolic steroids and other banned substances at a Carrick-on-Suir district court hearing in October. The conviction came on foot of an inspection of Fenton’s Garryduff yard by a team of inspectors from the Department of Agriculture in January 2012.