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Seamus Lynch Referral

Seamus Lynch / Breach of Curragh Training Grounds Regulations

The Referrals Committee, Mrs. J.O. Onions (in the chair), Mrs. T.K. Cooper and Mr. C.E. O’Sullivan met in the Turf Club, The Curragh, Co. Kildare on 7th May 2010 to consider the referral of Seamus Lynch, trainer, by Denis Egan, Chief Executive of the Turf Club, in respect of a horse under his care which was found to be using the Curragh Training Grounds on 24th February 2010 without being returned in training.

Evidence was heard from Paul Hensey, General Manager, Curragh Racecourse and Training Grounds, Pat Kelly, Training Grounds Manager and Seamus Lynch.  In his evidence Mr. Lynch admitted that the omission of the horse concerned was due to an administration error and accepted that he had breached Rule and Order 24.

Having considered the evidence the Committee found that Seamus Lynch was in breach of Rule and Order 24 and fined him €200 in respect of the omission.

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


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