Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Edward Lynam / Good To Follow Referral

Edward Lynam / Good To Follow Referral
Curragh – 8th August 2010

The Referrals Committee Judge Tony Hunt (in the Chair), Philip Caffrey and Mrs. J.O. Onions met at the Turf Club on 13th August to consider the referral of Edward Lynam, trainer of Good To Follow, as a result of the horse’s participation in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Handicap at the Curragh on 8th August 2010.  Subsequent to the race it was discovered that the horse was ineligible to run following the imposition of a two day suspension (commencing on the day after the racemeeting) by the Stewards at Tipperary on 6th August when the horse was a non runner having been “declared in error”.

Evidence was heard from James P. Kavanagh, Chief Executive of the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association on behalf of Edward Lynam, who admitted the breach of Rule which he said was due to a genuine error.  They also considered an objection lodged by Denis Egan, Chief Executive of the Turf Club under the provisions of Rule 262(v)g to the placing gained by Good To Follow at the Curragh.

Having considered the matter the Committee found that Edward Lynam was in breach of Rules 147(iv) and 194(x) and fined him €100 in respect of each rule breach (€200 in total).

They also upheld the objection lodged and disqualified Good To Follow from third place.

The result now reads:

First       : Tellelle
Second  : Notgonnagiveup
Third      : Dawn Eclipse    } 
                Queenie Keen   }    Dead Heat

The case was presented by Denis Egan, Chief Executive of the Turf Club.  Edward Lynam was represented by James P. Kavanagh, Chief Executive of the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association.


Copyright © 2018, I.H.R.B, All Rights Reserved.