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Henry de Bromhead (Trainer) Referral – Listowel 13th September 2017


The Referrals Committee, Justice Tony Hunt, (in the chair), Philip Caffrey and Philip McLernon met at the Turf Club, The Curragh, Co. Kildare on Tuesday, 26th September 2017 to consider whether or not Henry de Bromhead, Trainer, was in breach of any rules following the withdrawal of Mount Hanover (GB) from the M.S.D. Animal Health Maiden Hurdle at Listowel on 13th September 2017, as Ms. J. Taylor, Turf Club Veterinary Officer, was unable to positively identify Mount Hanover (GB), trained by him, from the markings contained in the passport presented for this horse. The matter had been referred to the Referrals Committee for consideration by Denis Egan, Chief Executive of the Turf Club.

The Committee considered a letter from Mr de Bromhead where he confirmed that the wrong horse had been brought to Listowel in error instead of Mount Hanover (GB). He apologised for the error. He submitted veterinary certificates confirming that the passport for Mount Hanover (GB) agrees with the markings and microchip number. Mr de Bromhead also outlined new procedures he has in place to ensure there will be no reoccurrence of what occurred.

Having considered the matter, the Referrals Committee found that Henry de Bromhead was in breach of Rule 90(v) and imposed a penalty of €350.

The case was presented by Cliodhna Guy, Solicitor, Head of Licensing, Legal and Compliance.

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