Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Ballinrobe 26th August 2014

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

A. Ring replaced S.A. Shortall on Imperial Joey, trained by P.J. Rothwell (Race 6)(Intended mount a non runner)
A.P. Heskin replaced R.M. Power on Better B Quick, trained by Paul Stafford (Race 7)(Injured)

232B Follow Us On Facebook H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident on leaving the back straight involving Shamiran, ridden by J.J. Burke, placed fifth, Easter Spirit, ridden by J.A. Heffernan, placed third and General Bunching (USA), ridden by R.P. Cleary, unplaced, where it appeared that General Bunching (USA) ran short of room and was checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were unable to apportion any blame to any rider and took no further action.

232D JJ Burke Peugeot H'cap

The Stewards interviewed Gary Paul Halpin, rider of The Glimmerman, concerning his use of the whip when out of contention 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 were satisfied that Gary Paul Halpin was in breach of R10(3)(b) by the continued hitting of a horse after its chance of winning or being placed was clearly gone and consequently suspended him for 1 raceday having taken his previous good record into consideration.

Gary Paul Halpin, rider of The Glimmerman, trained by Seamus G. O'Donnell, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung badly off the final three bends.

R.P. Whelan, rider of Caliso Bay, trained by George Kent, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount lost her action about two furlongs out and was eased down thereafter.

232E Donal Downes Water Towers S'chase

Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Special Tiara (GB), reported to the Turf Club Veterinary Officer that his charge was found to have mucous on endoscopic examination post race

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

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