Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Ballinrobe 10th August 2020

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

Neill McCluskey, trainer of I'm On Snap (Off Feed) - €200
Mrs John Harrington, trainer of Robin Des Sivola (Declared in Error) - €200

The Stewards authorised the following substitutions of riders at this meeting:

K.M. Donoghue replaced L.P. Dempsey on Uncle Henry, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 2)(Intended mount a non-runner)
G.P. Brouder rode My Wings (reserve) , trained by Neill McCluskey (Race 2)
P.T. Enright replaced P.J. Carberry on Ceide Fields (GB), trained by S.J.Mahon (Race 3)(Rider Admin Error)
P.T. Enright replaced P.J. Carberry on Geoffrey's Girl (FR), trained by S.J.Mahon (Race 4)(Rider Admin Error)
Miss M. O'Sullivan replaced Mr M.J. O'Hare on Jesse Evans, trained by Noel Meade (Race 8)(Rider Admin Error)
Mr. J.P. Kirwan replaced Mr N. McParlan on Little Mar, trained by Thomas Gibney (Race 8)(Rider Admin Error)
J.M. Moore replaced A.W. Short on Heist, trained by Patrick Griffin (Race 7)(Injured)

193A J.J.Burke Car Sales 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Belgoprince (FR), ridden by L.A. McKenna, and trained by A.J.Martin. Evidence was heard from the rider and the trainer's authorised representative, Cathy O'Leary. L.A. McKenna, stated that his instructions were to get his mount jumping, get him confident and get him home as he had flipped his palette last time out. In the race he made a bad mistake at the first and got shuffled back. Jumping the second last he flipped his palette and again on pulling up. The trainer's representative confirmed the instructions and stated that she was satisfied with the ride given to the horse. She stated that the horse was gurgling when she went to pick him up in the chute. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer that Belgoprince (FR) was post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found A.J. Martin in breach of Rule 212 (A)(ii) and fined him €2000 through his representative. They also found L.A. McKenna in breach of Rule 212(A)(ii) and suspended him for 10 days and ordered that he forfeit his riding fee. As a consequence they also suspended the horse from running for 42 days. They also found L.A. McKenna in breach of Rule 213 by failing to report something that he felt affected the running of his horse and cautioned him for this breach of rule.

193C1 Yupana Inc California H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into why Baby Bellini ran in this race without the declared Sheepskin Cheek Pieces. Evidence was heard from Mr. I. Madden, trainer, who stated that it was due to an oversight. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards advised the trainer regarding his future obligations.

193E Bank Of Ireland H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed Mr S. Fenelon, rider of Balinaboola Steel, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found the rider in breach of Reg.10. 3(g)(frequency) and having taken his record into account cautioned him on this occasion. Mr. Donal Gavin, Chairman, absented himself from this enquiry, Mr. Derek Pugh, acted as Chairman.

S.F. O'Keeffe, rider of My Lovely Boy (GB) trained by Thomas P.O'Connor, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up lame.

193F Burleigh Accountancy H'cap H'dle

P.T. Enright, rider of Pump Road trained by Mark Michael McNiff, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the first and made several jumping mistakes thereafter.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Mr. Donal Gavin (Chairman)
Mr. P.J. O'Connor
Mr. Derek Pugh
Mr. L. Walsh



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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