Tony Martin: fined by the Killarney stewards
PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
By david jennings 9:14PM 12 JUL 2016
PYROMANIAC was banned from racing for 42 days and trainer Tony Martin fined €2,000 as the Killarney stewards took a dim view of the six-year-old’s run at Killarney on Tuesday evening.
Sent off the 4-1 second-favourite for a 1m6f race won by Hidden Cyclone, Pyromaniac finished sixth of the eight runners to complete, beaten nine lengths.
However the stewards found Martin and jockey Patrick McGuigan in breach of Rule 212, in that Martin had used the racecourse as a training ground, while McGuigan had made insufficient effort to achieve the best possible position.
McGuigan was given a seven-day ban, while Pyromaniac’s 42-day ban would rule him out of running at the Galway festival later this month.