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“Indian Four” Prohibited Substance

Mr. Thomas Cooper  -  “Indian Four” Prohibited Substance Tralee, 21st August, 2007.

The Referrals Committee, Mr. E. Flannery (in the Chair), Mrs. J.O. Onions and Mr. C. Cunningham, met in the Stewards Room at the Curragh Racecourse on Monday, 15th October, 2007, to enquire into a report received from BHP Laboratories in Limerick that Phenylbutazone was present in the biological fluid sample taken from “Indian Four” following its win in the Ballybeggan Racegoers Club Handicap at Tralee on 21st August, 2007. Under the schedule of Prohibited Substances published pursuant to Rule 20(v) Phenylbutazone is a Prohibited Substance.  Evidence was heard from Mr. Andrew Tyrrell, Turf Club Veterinary Officer, and Mr. Thomas Cooper, Trainer.

Having considered the evidence the Referrals Committee fined Mr. Cooper €250 and disqualified “Indian Four” from first place, ordering the result to be amended accordingly, as follows:-

First:  Shesthebiscuit (GB)
Second: Yoursmineandours
Third:  Sagittate (GB)
Fourth: Damasque

The case was presented to the Committee by Mr. Sean Barry, Registrar, I.N.H.S. Committee.


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