Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Ballinrobe 1st May 2018

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

L.P. Dempsey replaced D.J. Hand on Cesar Du Gouet (FR), trained by S.J. Mahon (Race 1)(Stewards' Permission)

092A Mayo Day M'dn H'dle

The Stewards fined I.Madden, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Olive D'haguenet (FR), in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Cesar Du Gouet (FR) trained by S.J. Mahon was found to have pulled its left hind shoe post race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Life Isfor Living, trained by Oliver McKiernan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

The Stewards interviewed D. Meyler, rider of Sherryorport, 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 D. Meyler in breach of Reg. 10. 3. (b) by using his whip when his chance of winning or being placed was clearly gone and having taken his record into account suspended him for three race days.

092B Paddy Smyth Memorial H'cap H'dle

A.E. Lynch, rider of Muroor (GB) trained by T.G.McCourt, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount caught a rail prior to the start and his mount showed no interest thereafter.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Buck Dancing, trained by Patrick G.Kelly, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards enquired into an incident prior to the start involving Buck Dancing, ridden by D.N. Russell, Bay Hill, ridden by J.S. McGarvey, Divin Desir (FR), ridden by R.A. Doyle, Muroor (GB), ridden by A.E. Lynch, Coole Craft, ridden by A. Ring, and Eusebius, ridden by L.P. Dempsey, where it appeared Muroor (GB) collided with the running rail when proceeding onto the racetrack. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned and from IHRB Starter, Mr. D. Cullen. A.E. Lynch stated that his mount got tight for room when coming to the gap in the running rail. He had wished to be handy but was shuffled back due to the incident with the rail. The consensus from the other riders was that they came onto the track as normal but that Muroor (GB) got squeezed onto the rail on the approach to the gap. They felt that perhaps a slight curve to the rail may help to funnel horses onto the track in future, rather than at a 90 degree angle. Mr. D. Cullen stated that while he saw some railing had become dislodged, he was unaware that any rider or horse was in difficulty. He added that no rider shouted to alert him that there was a problem. He therefore ordered the leading riders to wait in front until all horses were in group, facing the correct direction, before he started the race. Having viewed the recording of the incident, listened to the audio recording from the start, and considered the evidence, the Stewards referred the matter to the IHRB CEO to address the concerns of the interested parties.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Muroor (GB), trained by T.G.McCourt, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have a small superficial wound to its left fore cannon when examined post race.

092C Costello & McDermott M'dn H'dle

J.P. O'Sullivan, rider of It's Frightening trained by P.J. Rothwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly left and pulled up.

092D FBD H'cap H'dle

B. Browne, rider of Cappuccino Man trained by Oliver McKiernan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped very quickly.

R.P. Treacy, rider of Rudy Catrail trained by E.Sheehy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran free.

T. Ryan, rider of Eglise Des Champs trained by W.J.Austin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right and jumped right throughout.

E. O'Connell, rider of Nicat's Benefit trained by Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped very quickly and pulled up.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Rudy Catrail trained by E.Sheehy was found to have pulled a left fore shoe post race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Cappuccino Man, trained by Oliver McKiernan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Shakeytry, trained by E. J. O'Grady, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

E. J. O'Grady, trainer of Shakeytry, reported to the Office of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board that his charge made an abnormal respiratory noise during this race.

092E Breaffy House Resort H'cap S'chase

A. Ring, rider of Blue Empyrean trained by R. K. Watson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped very quickly.

092F Supermac's Beginners S'chase

The Stewards fined Michael E Hallinan, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Shramore Lady, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

A. Ring, rider of West Of Milan trained by Philip M. Byrne, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly left and pulled up.

092G Connaught Telegraph INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr P.W. Mullins, rider of Vent D'automne (FR), 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 (f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and having taken his record into account suspended him for three race days.

The Stewards interviewed Mr E.P. O'Brien, rider of Castlebrook, 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(f)(g) and Reg. 10. 4. and having taken his previous record into account suspended him for five race days.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. Tom McDonogh (Chairman)
Mr. Anthony Ryan
Mr. Donal H. Gavin
Mr. Niall Rooney
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue.

Owing to ground conditions, the Stewards granted permission for the second last fence to be omitted from this evening's steeplechases.



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


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