Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Ballinrobe 20th July 2020

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Adrian McGuinness, trainer of Loaded (Declared in Error) - €320

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

M.A. Gallagher replaced R. Coakley on Maunganui, trained by Denis W. Cullen (Race 6)(injured)

158A Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

R.P. Downey, rider of Mere Catherine trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was hampered as the injured horse was pulling up.

158B Treacy's Pharmacies M'dn

The Stewards fined P.Cluskey, trainer, €65 for failing to fit a tongue tie to Rubys Jazz, prior to entering the parade ring.

Richard John O'Brien, trainer of Beauty Of Deira, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge was lame post race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Beauty Of Deira, trained by Richard John O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame on its left fore leg post race.

158C David Heneghan Memorial H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from P.A.Fahy, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Dani's Boy, placed first, as compared with its recent form. P.A. Fahy reported that his charge made all of the running on his last run however finished disappointingly, and a change in tactics for today's race helped to bring about an improvement in form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

A.C. Persse, rider of Dancing Doll trained by M. Flannery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount reared up leaving the stalls.

158D Paddy Smyth Memorial Apprentice H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident shortly after leaving the stalls involving Bestrella, ridden by B.M. Coen, Calidus Mirabilis (GB), ridden by A.C. Persse, Celtic Crown, ridden by J.M. Sheridan, Mustang Bullitt, ridden by P.A. Harnett, Crashdaparty, ridden by A.J. Slattery and Overtake (GB), ridden by A.J. Farragher, where it appeared that Celtic Crown and Mustang Bullitt ran short of room and checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that A.J. Slattery was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly, and having considered his record in this regard suspended him for 4 racedays.

158E Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

The Stewards informed John C. McConnell, trainer that Donttellthewomen, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

158F John Madden & Sons H'cap

S. Foley, rider of Itsalonglongroad (GB) trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was keen early on.

C.D. Maxwell, rider of Kalanoura trained by Gavin Cromwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly down the back straight.

J.M. Sheridan, rider of Ollies Wish trained by Peter Croke, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost action.

At the request of the Stewards, L.F. Roche, rider of The Abbey, trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was slowly away, ran steady on the outside but got tired.

The Stewards interviewed L.F. Roche, rider of The Abbey, trained by Gordon Elliott, concerning his riding throughout this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he gave his mount an appalling ride for which he had already apologised to the trainer and had forfeited his riding fee. He described his riding from the start stating that his mount was slowly away and lost considerable ground. He added that he was at the rear of the field and racing too wide at the end of the home straight on the first circuit and later on was too far out and wide in the back straight. He admitted that having made up a lot of ground quickly in the back straight his mount tired before the turn into the final straight. He informed the Stewards that Gordon Elliot who was not present at this meeting, had instructed him to race in fifth or sixth position and make one final effort but left him to his own devices as he knew the horse from riding him previously. L.F. Roche admitted that the decisions that he made during the course of the race were incorrect and reiterated that he had given his mount a poor ride. Having viewed the recording and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted L.F. Roche's explanation.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined The Abbey, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported that the animal was found to have had a small wound at the back of the left fore pastern post race.

158G2 Bay Leaf H'cap

G.M. Ryan, rider of Swift Justice (GB) trained by Damian Joseph English, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got very tight for room 2 furlongs down.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Justice Raymond Groarke(Chairman),
Mr. Peter Allen,
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue.



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


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