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Terence Leonard (Trainer) Referral – Stable Inspection 23rd November 2022

The Referrals Committee, Mr. N.B. Wachman (Chairman), Mr. Anthony Byrne and Mr. Noel McCaffrey convened via zoom on Wednesday 20th December 2023, to consider whether Mr. Terence Leonard (Trainer) was in breach of any rules of racing arising from a Stable Inspection carried out at his Training Establishment on 23rd November 2022 by IHRB officials.

On the day, the inspection team noted that Mr. Leonard’s Veterinary Medicines Register was not available for inspection as required under Rule 148(iii)(b) and three horses, Ajijic, Country Kitten and Koyote were not on the licensed premises and had not been returned out of training as required under Rule 148(vi).

In his evidence Mr. Leonard admitted he was not aware of the rules to keep an up to date Veterinary Medicines Register or that horses must be returned out of training. Mr Leonard stated that he has since made every effort to keep a Veterinary Medicines Register and it is now up to date. 

Having considered the evidence, the Referrals Committee found Mr. Leonard in breach of Rule 148(iii)(b) and imposed a fine of €350 and Rule 148(vi) in respect of three horses not returned out of training and imposed a fine of €390.

The case was presented by Ms. Clíodhna Guy, IHRB Head of Licensing, Legal and Compliance.

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