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“Togher Castle” Prohibited Substance

Mr. T.J. O’Mara - “Togher Castle” Prohibited Substance Tralee, 24th August, 2007.

The Referrals Committee, Mr. E. Flannery (in the Chair), Mrs. J.O. Onions and Mr. C. Cunningham, met in the Stewards Room at the Curragh Racecourse on Monday, 15th October, 2007, to enquire into a report received from BHP Laboratories in Limerick that 4-Methylaminoantipyrine and 4-Aminoantipyrine were present in the biological fluid sample taken from “Togher Castle” following its win in the Timmy Houlihan Memorial Handicap at Tralee on 24th August, 2007. Under the schedule of Prohibited Substances published pursuant to Rule 20(v)  4-Methylaminoantipyrine and 4-Aminoantipyrine are Prohibited Substances.  Evidence was heard from Mr. Andrew Tyrrell, Turf Club Veterinary Officer, and Mr. T.J. O’Mara, Trainer.

Having considered the evidence the Referrals Committee disqualified “Togher Castle” from first place, ordering the result to be amended accordingly, as follows:-

First:  Diyla
Second: Dalwich
Third:  Amachine
Fourth: Rockys Choice

The Committee took no further action.

The case was presented to the Committee by Mr. Sean Barry, Registrar, I.N.H.S. Committee.


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