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J.P. Murtagh Appeal - Curragh 25th May 2008

J.P. Murtagh Appeal - Curragh 25th May 2008

The Appeals Body, Division Two, Mr J.R. Craigie (in the Chair), Mrs. T.K. Cooper and Mr. Peter N. Reynolds met in the Stewards Room, Leopardstown Racecourse on Wednesday 4th June 2008 to consider an appeal from J.P. Murtagh, Rider, against the severity of the ban imposed by the Acting Stewards at the Curragh on 25th May 2008 when following the running of the Boylecasino.com European Breeders Fund 2-y-o Maiden he was suspended for three racedays for careless riding.

Evidence was heard from Lorcan Wyer - Stewards Secretary, P.J. Smullen, Rider - Daggers Bond, W.M. Lordan, Rider - Sugar Free, J.P. Murtagh and Eddie Byrne, Authorised Riders Agent – J.P. Murtagh.

Having considered the evidence the Appeals Body reduced the suspension to two racedays but also imposed a fine of €1,000.

The case was presented to the Committee by Mr. Philippe Lafarge Stewards Secretary

For further information, please contact: -
Denis Egan
Chief Executive
Irish Turf Club
The Curragh
Co. Kildare
Ph: 045-445600        
DATE:  4th June 2008


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