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Royal Bandit (GB) / Patrick Mooney – Fairyhouse 19th October 2008

Royal Bandit (GB) / Patrick Mooney – Fairyhouse 19th October 2008

The Referrals Committee, Mrs. J.O. Onions (in the chair), Mr. J.R. Craigie and Mr. T.P. Rudd, met at the Stewards Room, Naas Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare on 25th October 2008 to enquire into the refusal of Royal Bandit (GB) to race in the Derrinstown Stud Apprentice Handicap at Fairyhouse on 19th October.  The matter was referred to the Referrals Committee by Denis Egan, Chief Executive, as the Acting Stewards at Fairyhouse were unable to conduct an enquiry on the day

Evidence was heard from Patrick Mooney, Trainer Royal Bandit (GB).  The Committee also viewed a video of the race.  

Having considered the evidence the Committee suspended Royal Bandit (GB) from running in all races run under Rules of Racing for 60 days.

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


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