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W.P. Mullins (Trainer) Referral - Galway, 31st July 2019

Further to the referral of W.P. Mullins (Trainer) by the Stewards at Galway on 31st July 2019 prior to running of thetote.com Galway Plate (Handicap Steeplechase), in relation to the excuse lodged (clerical error) for the withdrawal of Some Neck (FR) trained by Mr. Mullins, the matter has now been investigated by Denis Egan, Chief Executive of the IHRB.

As part of the investigation, the audio recording of the withdrawal was reviewed. Having considered what was said by both parties on the recording, no further action will be taken, and the excuse lodged will be recorded as “Declared in Error”.  In accordance with the provisions of Rule 194 (vii)(c) a fine of €200 has been imposed and the horse suspended for two days (August 23rd and 24th).


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