Sports Law - Turf Appeal

An Appeal was lodged with the Turf Club following the running of the Irish One Thousand Guineas at the Curragh in May.

The acting Stewards had found that the second placed horse “Tuscan Evening” had caused interference to the horse placed fourth “Caribbean Sunset” ridden by Ryan Moore and trained by Mr. Dermot Weld. The acting Stewards had therefore disqualified Tuscan Evening from second and promoted the Dermot Weld horse.

The Appeal came on for hearing in the Turf Club on the 28th July. The Appeals Board comprised the former Chief Justice Mr. Ronan Keane, Mr. Gordon Holmes solicitor and Mr. Cahir O’Sullivan. Having heard detailed evidence and legal arguments advanced by all sides the appeal was dismissed and the finding of the acting Stewards upheld.

The firm instructed Mr. Eugene Gleeson SC. William Fry solicitors appeared on behalf of the Appellant with Counsel.