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Andrew McNamara (Trainer) – Referral – Stable Yard Inspection 11th April 2022

The Referrals Committee, Mr. Laurence McFerran (in the chair), Mr. Anthony Byrne and Mr. Robert William Steele convened at the offices of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board on Thursday 15th September 2022 to consider whether Mr. Andrew McNamara (Trainer) was in breach of any rules of racing arising from a stable inspection carried out at his Training Establishment on 11th April 2022 by IHRB officials.

On the day, the inspection team noted that Scorpienda was not on the premises and had not been returned out of training and referred the matter under Rule 148(vii).

In a written submission to the Referrals Committee, Mr. McNamara explained the horse had returned to his owner due to an injury and he had failed to return the horse out of training. Mr. McNamara accepted he was in breach of the rule.

Having considered the evidence, the Referrals Committee imposed a fine of €130 in accordance with Rule 148(vi).

The case was presented by Mr. Michael Daly, IHRB Regulatory Legal Advisor.

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