Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

John J. Walsh Referral / Lucky Oscar

John J. Walsh / Lucky Oscar – Clonmel, 27th September 2009

The Referrals Committee, Dr. Gordon A. Holmes (in the Chair), Mr. Edward Flannery and Mr. P.J.A. O’Connor met at the Turf Club, The Curragh, Co. Kildare on 11th November 2009 to consider the referral of Lucky Oscar by Denis Egan, Chief Executive of the Turf Club, following the running of the Killahora (Pro Am) I.N.H.S. Flat Race at Clonmel on 27th September 2009, as Lucky Oscar had whipped around at the start and unseated his rider for the second successive time.  The horse had previously unseated his rider at the start in Killarney on 19th August 2009.

Evidence was heard from Mr. Derek Cullen, Turf Club Starter at Clonmel and Mr. John J. Walsh, Trainer, Lucky Oscar.

Having considered the evidence the Committee found that Lucky Oscar was not in breach of Rules and took no further action.

The case was presented by Mr. Denis Egan, Chief Executive of the Turf Club.


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