Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

J.R. Finn (Restricted Trainer) Referral - Dundalk, 10th February 2017

The Referrals Committee Justice Tony Hunt (in the chair), Philip Caffrey and Laurence McFerran met in the Croke Park Hotel, Jones Road, Dublin 3 on Monday, 6th March 2017 to consider the referral of J.R. Finn (Restricted Trainer) by Denis Egan, Chief Executive of the Turf Club as a result of the finding of an oral dosage syringe in the tack bag of US Navy Seal (USA) following the running of the McGeoughs Bar And Restaurant Dundalk Handicap at Dundalk on 10th February 2017.  The Stewards had held an enquiry on night but referred the matter to the Chief Executive of the Turf Club for further investigation.

Evidence was heard from J.R. Finn.

In his evidence J.R. Finn accepted that he was in breach of Regulation R9.  He also outlined the background to the syringe being found in the tack bag and said the syringe was being used solely to wash out the horse’s mouth.

Having considered the evidence, the Referrals Committee found that J.R. Finn was in breach of Regulation R9.  They noted that the syringe had been inadvertently left in the bag by his children who had used it for show jumping.  They further noted that the horse had been tested on the night and that the sample result was negative.  In view of this and the evidence given by Mr Finn they cautioned him to be more careful in future to avoid a reoccurrence.

J.R. Finn (Restricted Trainer) Referral

Dundalk, 10th February 2017

 

The Referrals Committee Justice Tony Hunt (in the chair), Philip Caffrey and Laurence McFerran met in the Croke Park Hotel, Jones Road, Dublin 3 on Monday, 6th March 2017 to consider the referral of J.R. Finn (Restricted Trainer) by Denis Egan, Chief Executive of the Turf Club as a result of the finding of an oral dosage syringe in the tack bag of US Navy Seal (USA) following the running of the McGeoughs Bar And Restaurant Dundalk Handicap at Dundalk on 10th February 2017.  The Stewards had held an enquiry on night but referred the matter to the Chief Executive of the Turf Club for further investigation.

 

Evidence was heard from J.R. Finn.

 

In his evidence J.R. Finn accepted that he was in breach of Regulation R9.  He also outlined the background to the syringe being found in the tack bag and said the syringe was being used solely to wash out the horse’s mouth.

 

Having considered the evidence, the Referrals Committee found that J.R. Finn was in breach of Regulation R9.  They noted that the syringe had been inadvertently left in the bag by his children who had used it for show jumping.  They further noted that the horse had been tested on the night and that the sample result was negative.  In view of this and the evidence given by Mr Finn they cautioned him to be more careful in future to avoid a reoccurrence.


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