Three candidates for Indiana governor will take the stage at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on Oct. 17 for the second of three scheduled gubernatorial debates, the University announced Tuesday in a press release. Democrat John Gregg, Republican Mike Pence and Libertarian Rupert Boneham are slated to appear at the debate, where they will field questions submitted in advance by Indiana residents, the release stated. Timothy Sexton, associate vice president for public affairs, said in the statement the debate would be an extension of the University’s campus engagement efforts. “One of the great benefits that a university offers to its community is to bring prominent people to campus for lectures and other presentations that are open to the public,” Sexton said. “We have always tried to do that here at Notre Dame with political, business, religious, educational and other leaders, and we are certainly happy to be selected to host one of the gubernatorial debates this fall.” The debate will be streamed live from the Indiana Debate Commission’s website, where the commission will also be accepting question submissions, the release stated. The two other gubernatorial debates will take place on Oct. 10 in Zionsville and Oct. 25 in Fort Wayne.
Press Association Mikey Fogarty was taken to hospital for checks on his right leg after a crashing fall at Clonmel. The rider was unseated early on from Oscar Invitation in the Holy Thursday Handicap Hurdle, won by Jo Go at 20-1. Turf Club medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick said: “He has a concussion and has been referred to hospital for X-rays on a possible fracture to his radius in his right leg. “I spoke to the doctor at the track and he was conscious and alert, but taken for checks as a precaution. “He will be automatically stood down for six days.” Dr Bernard Healy at Clonmel confirmed: “He has suffered a concussion and has been taken for X-rays with a query fracture of his right knee, but hopefully it is only a soft tissue injury.” Fogarty’s mount in the following Slievenamon Beginners Chase was taken by Johnny Burke, who guided the Mary Louise Hallahan-trained Deano (3-1) to a 13-length success from The Herds Garden. Hallahan said: “It’s a pity for Mikey Fogarty and I hope his injury isn’t too serious, but Jonathan gave him a great ride and he jumped great. “I’m not too sure where he’ll run next but if the ground gets too quick, he’ll be left off. We’ll look for a winners’ of one over the next few weeks but a lot will depend on the weather.”