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Mr. W.P. Mullins, “Captain Conflict” Appeal

Mr. W.P. Mullins,  “Captain Conflict” Appeal

Downpatrick,  27th February,  2008.

The Appeals Body, Division Two, Mr. Raymond J. Rooney (in the Chair), Mr. C.E. O’Sullivan and Mr. Peter N. Reynolds, met in the Turf Club Offices, The Curragh, Co. Kildare, on Wednesday 19th March, 2008, to consider an appeal lodged by Mr. W.P. Mullins, Trainer, against the decision of the Acting Stewards at Downpatrick on Wednesday 27th February, 2008, when following the running of the Crossgar Food Service I.N.H Flat Race the Acting Stewards enquired into an incident in which the winner, “Preswell Lad”, appeared to jump a “spur” in running.  The Stewards on the day made no alteration to the Judges placings.  Evidence was heard from Mr. Ion Hamilton, Clerk of the Course, Mr. T.V. O’Connell, Inspector of Courses, Mr. Shay Quinn, Stewards Secretary, while a film of the race was also viewed.

Having considered the evidence the Appeals Body dismissed the Appeal and ordered Mr. Mullins to pay €750 towards the cost incurred by the Turf Club.

Mr. Mullins was represented by Mr. A.R. Coonan of Coonan Cawley Solicitors, Naas, Co. Kildare and the case was presented to the Committee by Mr. Brian Price, Wilkinson and Price Solicitors, Naas, Co. Kildare.


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