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Turf Club ask Appeals Body to review the sanction imposed on Davy Russell

Turf Club ask Appeals Body to review the sanction imposed on Davy Russell following the incident at Tramore on 18th August 2017

Following an internal review of the penalty imposed by the Referrals Committee on Davy Russell for a breach of Rule 272(i) as a result of an incident prior to the start of the Flynn Hotel Group Mares Handicap Hurdle at Tramore on 18th August 2017, the Registrar of the INHS Committee, using his powers under Rule 27(i), has asked the Appeals Body to review the sanction imposed on Davy Russell on the grounds that it was unduly lenient.

The hearing will be held in due course.

Editor’s Note:

Appeals against Decisions

27. (i) If it appears to the Keeper of the Match Book or the Registrar of the I.N.H.S Committee that a sanction imposed was unduly lenient or if no sanction was imposed, following a finding of a breach of Rule.

(a) by the Stewards on a Raceday, he may apply to the Referrals Committee to review the sanction or the decision not to impose a sanction or
(b) by the Licensing Committee or by the Referrals Committee he may apply to the Appeals Body to review the sanction or the decision not to impose a sanction.

(ii) On the review of a sanction or in the case where no sanction was imposed for a breach of Rule the Referrals Committee or the Appeals Body, as the case may be, shall be entitled where it considers the sanction imposed to be too lenient or where no sanction was imposed to:

(a) impose a greater sanction than that originally imposed or
(b) impose a sanction where no sanction was imposed
(c) confirm the sanction or the decision not to impose a sanction if it is satisfied that the sanction originally imposed or the decision not to impose a sanction was correct

Any sanction imposed by the Referrals Committee or the Appeals Body under this Rule shall be one which could have been imposed at the original hearing.


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