Result of an appeal (G Moore) heard by the Disciplinary Panel on Thursday 22 January

22 Jan 2015 Disciplinary Panel - Appeals against decisions on a Racecourse

Gary Moore

The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority on Thursday 22 January 2015 considered an appeal lodged by Gary Moore, the trainer of GAELIC SILVER (FR), placed second in the Betfred Handicap Stakes, against the decision of the Stewards at Chelmsford City on 11 January 2015 to find that the winner TRYSTER (IRE) had interfered with GAELIC SILVER (FR), but that the interference had not improved TRYSTER’s (IRE) placing.

The Panel heard evidence from Gary Moore, Hector Crouch, the rider of GAELIC SILVER (FR) and Adam Kirby, the rider of TRYSTER (IRE). It also viewed recordings of the race.

The Panel found that just inside the final furlong TRYSTER (IRE) had suddenly ducked left towards the rail causing interference to GAELIC SILVER (FR). It found that the interference was accidental.

The Panel noted that having suffered interference Crouch had re-balanced GAELIC SILVER (FR) and got the gelding running again, but that when it got upsides TRYSTER (IRE), and appeared to be going on to win, TRYSTER (IRE) had found more approaching the line and put his head back in front. The Panel were satisfied that TRYSTER (IRE) had not improved its placing as a result of the interference.

The Panel therefore dismissed Moore’s appeal and confirmed the placings. It ordered the deposit to be returned.


Notes to editors:

1. The Panel for the appeal was: Philip Curl (Chair), Edward Dorrell, Roger Bellamy.