Jockeys Kevin Sexton and Danny Grant have been banned by the Turf Club after failing drugs tests.

Sexton has been handed a two-year suspension following his positive test.

The former champion conditional's ban is set to begin on 21 November, with the final 18 months deferred providing he does not test positive again during that period.

During his suspension, Sexton will be randomly tested by the Turf Club's senior medical officer, Dr Adrian McGoldrick.

Sexton won the 2014 Troytown Chase at Navan aboard Gordon Elliott's Balbriggan and has been riding regularly for the leading trainer in recent weeks.

Grant is set to serve a lengthy suspension after testing positive for a metabolite of cocaine and was suspended in 2010 and 2014 for the same offence.

It was discovered that the source of the failed drugs test was a herbal tea product called Mate De Coca, which the jockey had bought online.

The teabags, bought to help soothe a long-standing skin condition, were consequently sent to the Turf Club for testing and indicated the presence of cocaine.

A Turf Club statement read: "Danny Grant accepts he is in breach of Rule 277(I). As he was stood down from 2 September, 2016, the commencement date for the suspension is this date.

"The 18 months suspended penalty from 2014 commences on this date and ends on 2 March, 2018.

"In addition a further penalty of three years was imposed to run concurrently from 2 September, 2016 for the two rule breaches dealt with today.

"However, Danny can make application to the Referrals Committee at any time after 2 March, 2018 to lift the suspension.

"The source of the cocaine metabolite was accepted as the Mate De Coca tea which Danny had to recommence taking to aid his skin condition."