Judge rules in favour of HRI in foal levy dispute
Horse Racing Ireland on Wednesday won its appeal in Naas Circuit Court against a decision reached last year in favour of County Kildare breeder Gerry Callanan in a dispute over how the foal levy is calculated.
Callanan won his case in May when he argued that the foal levy should be calculated on the actual price paid for a stallion nomination and not the advertised price.
However, HRI's appeal against the decision was allowed by Judge James O'Donohoe.
HRI argued that the foal levy is based on the stallion fee agreed annually between them and stallion owners and that the fee applies to all coverings irrespective of the individual terms for each contract.
Callanan was unsuccessful in his request for costs.