Wednesday, 3 April 2013






"DWYER free to ride as appeal is referred back

"Jockey Martin Dwyer is free to continue riding after his appeal against a 56-day ban handed out by the Royal Western India Turf Club was referred back to the raceday stewards for further investigation.

"Dwyer hit the headlines in February when his ride on a beaten favourite sparked angry protests among racegoers at Mahalaxmi.

"He was deemed not to have allowed ICE AGE to run on her merits and reportedly had to be rescued by security guards from what was described as a lynch mob.

"The rider was left stunned last month at the ban and had his appeal heard on Monday.

"Paul Struthers, chief executive of the Professional Jockeys fund, spoke to Dwyer on Monday and posted news of the hearing on Twitter.

"He tweeted: "The RWITC Appeal Board hearing has concluded and they have referred the matter back to the stewards for a further detailed inquiry on the grounds of unnatural justice and fair play.  I'm told this may take some time but that Martin will be free to ride in the meantime. He's pleased he had a fair hearing and the Appeal Board has concluded his appeal had sufficient grounds to warrant further investigation."

J Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment
Published Turfcall Wednesday March 27th 2013
Dwyer stunned by 56-day ban in India

A Bloodhorse Illiterate Judgement in India
But will the Bloodhorse Illiterate British Authorities automatically follow suite?
When will the British and Indian Equus Zone be honoured and recognised in horseracing around the world?



Published Turfcall Friday March 22nd 2013


Graham Green "DWYER hit with 'unbelievable' 56-day ban ........

"MARTIN DWYER was last night in a state of shock after receiving a 56 - day ban over his riding of a beaten favourite in India that came close to sparking a riot last month."

Royal Western India Turf Club

"The Derby-winning jockey was found guilty of not allowing ICE AGE to run on her merits when finishing third in a 6f handicap at Mahalaxmi racecourse in Mumbai on February 17. No, no no MARTIN DWYER was not guilty of any such thing, no jockey can compete without a horse and if during a race that horse fails to respond to her rider for whatever reason, in this case ICE AGE in pain unable to answer Martin's ask, call, Martin will know immediately if a horse he is riding is not right for whatever reason. No rider can win without his horses imput. If a horse cramps up with you in a race there is nothing you can do. The last thing you would do in such a situation, is to start hitting that horse, to suit the punters.
We know what happered last year with Richard Hughes riding in India. We know how the British regulators colluded with the Indian Turf Club over that.

The dangerously stagnant bloodhorse illiterate British Horseracing Authority Government
responsible for cruelly allowing abuse to racehorses within horseracing around the world. Running horseracing without any recognition or respect at all to the human rights and needs of all racehorses to include their riders.

BHA their attitude in colluding with Royal Western India Turf Club last year, is surely odds on to remain the same this time as well. No Equus Zone, sadly no recognition of an animals rights. Quote from Monty Roberts "It's like a knife going through you."

"DWYER, 36, attended yesterday's reconvened Royal Western India Turf Club inquiry at which he strenuously denied the allegations, and described the outcome as "unbelievable".

"Unless successful in an appeal that could lead to the penalty that could be increased, Dwyer's suspension, if reciprocated by the BHA , will rule him out from April 6th to May 31 inclusive.

"The severity of the punishment, which follows the 50-day ban imposed on Richard Hughes last year by the Indian authorities for an offence not on the statute book in Britain but reciprocated by the BHA, is sure to heighten concern among regular visitors to India like Dwyer that the risk associated with riding there in winter may outweigh financial rewards.

"A dejected DWYER, who landed the 2003 Oaks on CASUAL LOOK and 2009 Derby on SIR PERCY, said: "I'm shocked and extremely disappointed. I intend to appeal."

"Dwyer, who rode IN THE SPOTLIGHT to victory in the 2012 Indian Derby, finished third on 6-4 favourite ICE AGE, who veered markedly to the right close home and collided with a rival, after which DWYER pulled ICE AGE away. When he began to ride ICE AGE out in the final stages, the filly again hung right and was subsequently found to have bled.

"Afterwards angry racegoers surrounded the weighing room, demanding that the race be declared void. The situation was defused when officials declared ICE AGE a non-runner and all bets on her were ordered to be refunded.

"Should Dwyer be unable to overturn the ban in India, he would have an opportunity to argue it is not reciprocated by the BHA., although Hughes failed when going down that route.
"Explaining the BHA's position in cases like Dwyer's, spokesman Robin Mounsey said: "When a suspension is imposed on a rider by an international authority, the home durastriction would first await to be requested by the relevant racing authority regarding any suspensions , and subsequently how they would expect the suspension to be reciprocated in our jurisdiction.
"However, any jockey has the right to ask their home authority not to reciprocate any suspension.

"Normally for such an application to be successful the rider would need to provide grounds as to why we should not enforce the ban which under normal circumstances would be reciprocated , for example if they can prove the disciplinary process didn't comply with laws of natural justice."

"Professional Jockey's Association chief executive Paul Struthers said "In the event Martin's appeal fails, our strong advice would be to make an application to ask the BHA not to reciprocate what, in our view, is an entirely unjust and perverse decision.

 "Martin is entirely innocent of the charges - one only needs to view the head-on replay of the race to know that - and will fight to clear his name."

 "Dwyer's father-in-law, trainer William Muir, has PURR ALONG entered for the Qipco 1.000 guineas and Investec Oaks, both of which fall within Dwyer's suspension window.

 "Muir said: "Its a joke. I was baffled when they made the same sort of decision over Richard Hughes last year and feel the same about this." Not a very funny joke though for Martin.

 "Chin up was the message from Hughes, who said: "It's worse when you're waiting to find out, because you don't know how long you are going to be out; whether it could be like six months or a year.

"The good thing is at least his ban has come during the early part of the season."
Watch the race at: 
JMC Why is" TEAM KATRAK" licensed trainer COOJI KATRAK of ICE AGE (4yo filly) not called to account over this distressing performance? Why is he standing back and letting Martin Dwyer take all the blame? A filly who hangs badly in the last furlong or so of a race is usually a sign of exhaustion. To ignore a filly showing signs of accute exhaustion is starkly cruel. All punters should be allowed to understand properly what an Equus Zone is.

Has ICE AGE been checked out thoroughly by a vet since? If not, why not? The veterinary findings should be published, before all blame is placed on Martin.
" TEAM KATRAK" the Indian Turf Club need to take a closer look as to how this filly is being trained, prepared at home before they place all the blame on Dwyer. No jockey can put right in a race what is going wrong every day at home. Lip service passing the buck over something like this is a criminal act.

Published Turfcall Sunday February 24th 2013
Martin Dwyer riding work learning his trade
with Ian Balding
What will the outcome be for Martin today in India?
Will it be a bloodhorse literate decision?
Or will it be a bloodhorse illiterate decision?
Is Martin to be condemned unjustly by bloodhorse illiterate Indian regulators?
Indian regulation rules in which the British horseracing regulators comply without exception?

Rodney Masters reports:
(RP 23.02.13)

Dwyer backs police chief's involvement
"MARTIN DWYER yesterday gave his support to the unconventional addition of a senior policeman in the investigation launched into a losing ride that sparked angry scenes among racegoers in India.

"The Lambourn-based jockey has commitments in Dubaiover the next few weeks but will return to give evidence at the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) inquiry into his ride on 6-4 favourite ICE AGE, who finished a close third.

"The hearing was due to take place tomorrow but has been postponed until March 17, when the local director general of police has asked to participate.

"Dwyer said 'While I categorically deny the allegations made against me by the stewards of the Royal Western India Turf Club that I did not allow ICE AGE to race on her merits, I welcome the decision of the director general of police, Raj Khilnani, to involve himself in proceedings and that he will be in attendance at the hearing.

"I'm confident I will be exonerated of any wrong doing, due to the simple fact I'm entirely innocent of the allegations, as is clearly made evident by the video of the race alone.

"Dwyer reportedly had to flee Mahalaxmi racecourse after racegoers formed what was described as a "lynch mob" as they protested against the ride he had given ICE AGE.

"RWITC chairman KN Dhunjib-hoy told the Mumbai Mirror: "Mr Khilnani called the club's stewards and insisted on being present when the stewards' body deliberates on the report submitted by the stipendiary stewards on their investigations into ICE AGE's los last Sunday."

"Khilnani is reported to have told the same newspaper: "I decided to step in because I'm concerned about the reputation of the Turf Club. I want to play a positive role in preventing any wrongdoing.
"Racing is a sport and money should not take it off track."



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Grand National Race Card

Big Race Entries 2013

23 Mar 13 DONCASTER William Hill Lincoln (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 1m Card Betting
23 Mar 13 NEWBURY DBS Spring Sales Bumper (Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race) Cl2 2m110y Card Betting
24 Mar 13 CURRAGH BetVictor Irish Lincolnshire (Premier Handicap) 1m Card Betting
06 Apr 13 AINTREE John Smith's Grand National Chase (Handicap) Grade 3 Cl1 4m3f110y Card Betting
07 Apr 13 CURRAGH Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes (Group 3) 7f Card Betting
17 Apr 13 NEWMARKET £100,000 Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O Sprint Cl2 6f Card Betting
18 Apr 13 NEWMARKET £200,000 Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O Trophy Cl2 1m2f Card Betting
27 Apr 13 SANDOWN Bet365 Gold Cup Chase (Handicap) Grade 3 Cl1 3m5f110y Card Betting
04 May 13 NEWMARKET Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes (205th Running) British Champions Series (Group 1) Cl1 1m Card Betting
05 May 13 NEWMARKET Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes (200th Running) British Champions Series (Group 1) Cl1 1m Card Betting
25 May 13 CURRAGH Irish 2,000 Guineas (Group 1) (Entire Colts & Fillies) 1m Card Betting
26 May 13 CURRAGH Irish 1,000 Guineas (Group 1) (Fillies) 1m Card Betting
31 May 13 EPSOM Investec Oaks (Group 1) Cl1 1m4f10y Card Betting
01 Jun 13 EPSOM Investec Derby (Group 1) Cl1 1m4f10y Card Betting
29 Jun 13 CURRAGH Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1) (Entire Colts & Fillies) 1m4f Card Betting
20 Jul 13 CURRAGH Darley Irish Oaks (Group 1) (Fillies) 1m4f Card Betting
20 Jul 13 NEWBURY Weatherbys Super Sprint Cl2 5f34y Card Betting
22 Aug 13 YORK DBS Premier Yearling Stakes Cl2 6f Card Betting
12 Sep 13 DONCASTER Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes Cl2 6f110y Card Betting
05 Oct 13 NEWMARKET £500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy Cl2 7f Card Betting
11 Mar 14 CHELTENHAM (POSSIBLE ENTRIES) Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Grade 1 Cl1 2m110y Card Betting
12 Mar 14 CHELTENHAM (POSSIBLE ENTRIES) Sportingbet Queen Mother Champion Chase Grade 1 Cl1 2m Card Betting
13 Mar 14 CHELTENHAM (POSSIBLE ENTRIES) Ladbrokes World Hurdle Grade 1 Cl1 3m Card Betting
14 Mar 14 CHELTENHAM (POSSIBLE ENTRIES) Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase Grade 1 Cl1 3m2f110y Card Betting
07 Jun 14 EPSOM Investec Derby (Group 1) (Entire Colts & Fillies) Cl1 1m4f10y Card Betting

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