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Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Danny Mullins appeals against five-day ban for Thurles riding breach

Danny Mullins will be appealing the five-day ban placed on him at Thurles on Thursday
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Danny Mullins has appealed against the five-day ban imposed on him at Thurles on Thursday, when stewards found him in breach of Rule 212(a) – which covers horses not run on their merits – when riding Omega Springs to finish seventh in a 2m2f chase.

Omega Springs, a nine-year-old who was running over fences for the first time, was a 50-1 shot and was beaten 17 lengths by the winner.

Trainer Liam Casey – who also owns the horse – was fined €2,000, and Omega Springs banned from racing for 42 days.

Mullins' appeal will be heard at Turf Club headquarters on Monday, November 20.

The appeals body will also deal with the appeals lodged by Gordon Elliott and Jack Kennedy on the same day. The pair received similar penalties for the same alleged breach of Rule 212(a) after Suitor had finished third in a maiden hurdle at Down Royal on November 4.

Suitor, who was making his hurdling debut, was banned for 42 days.

The appeal lodged by trainer David O'Meara against the decision to relegate Larchmont Lad to second place after beating Making Light by a nose in the Knockaire Stakes at Leopardstown on October 28 will also be heard.

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Mullins' appeal will be heard at Turf Club headquarters on Monday, November 20
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