Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Clonmel 13th June 2014

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

D.J. Casey rode Kinneagh Cross (reserve) , trained by Ronald O'Leary (Race 3)
P.T. Enright replaced Mr C.J. Sweeney on Raydari (FR), trained by Rodger Sweeney (Race 5)(Injured)
Mr D. Skehan replaced Mr R.P. McNamara on Areyouforreal, trained by L.Young (Race 8)(Injured)
B.M. Cash replaced M.J. Ferris on Moon Prince, trained by Michael Winters (Race 5)(Injured)

141A BBQ Evening At Clonmel Races M'dn H'dle

R.C. Colgan, rider of King Alfonso (GB) trained by Michael O'Hare, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount finished lame.

P.F. Mangan, rider of Brite Spark trained by Anthony Moloney, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left during this race.

M.J. Ferris, rider of Is She Home trained by Kevin O'Sullivan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount broke down in running.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Is She Home, at the request of trainer, Kevin O'Sullivan, and reported the animal to be lame post race.

D. Meyler, rider of Indian Fairy, trained by Eoin Doyle, reported to the Stewards' during the course of an enquiry that his mount hung slightly in running but more prominently when racing down the hill on both circuits.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Indian Fairy, ridden by D. Meyler, and trained by Eoin Doyle. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. D. Meyler, rider, stated that he was instructed to jump his mount off in mid division, to jump his way into the race and to do his best. He added that he missed the break, was further back than required and was unable to make up any ground as the field was bunched but his mount travelled well until hanging further to the left on racing down the hill on both circuits. He further added that he slapped his mount down the shoulder before the second last flight and after the last flight his mount recovered from a mistake and took off up the inner to finish well under a good push. He advised that he did not resort to the whip as he can be weak using it in his left hand. He accepted that he had failed to report at first instance to a Racing Official that his mount had hung in running. Eoin Doyle, stated that he was disappointed with the ride even allowing for the fact that his charge had missed the break. He felt that he should have crept closer into the race but advised the Stewards that the rider was young and inexperienced. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Indian Fairy was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the trainers explanation. They were of the opinion that D. Meyler was in breach of Rule 212 and consequently suspended him for 21 racedays and ordered that he forfeit his riding fee having taken his inexperience into consideration. They further ordered D. Meyler to attend R.A.C.E for one days tuition on race riding technique. The Stewards also found Eoin Doyle and D. Meyler to be in breach of Rule 213 by failing to report that Indian Fairy was hanging and cautioned both persons concerning their responsibilities in this regard. The Stewards felt that there were some mitigating circumstances for Eoin Doyles breach of Rule 213.

141B Family Fun Evening At Clonmel H'cap Hdle

Mr C.J. Sweeney, rider of Danequest trained by Rodger Sweeney, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount received a cut in running.

141D Christopher Memorial Beginners S'chase

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Abolitionist, ridden by B. Hayes, and trained by John Joseph Hanlon. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. B. Hayes, stated that he was instructed to jump his mount off in the last quarter of the field, to give him a chance to gain confidence in jumping and to do his best. He added that he was satisfied with his mount until the first fence across the top of the track where there was a faller and consequently his own mount began to hang from thereon. He felt on racing down the hill that his mount did not feel great and hung out further from which point he thought that his chance was gone and did not get hard on his mount thereafter. He further added that the fall of Sizing India at the final fence impeded his own mount and in the circumstances he considered that he attained his best possible placing under a reasonable ride. John Joseph Hanlon, stated that this animal was always wrong and had changed ownership since last year. He added that he included in the instructions to ride wide and to allow the animal to see his fences and to do his best. He thought in running that his charge was beaten at the bottom of the hill and added that in his opinion today's distance of two miles was too sharp and a further six furlongs to a mile on good ground would be more to his liking. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Abolitionist was coughing post race. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the evidence of the trainer and rider having taken the veterinary findings into account. The Stewards did, however, find John Joseph Hanlon and B. Hayes to be in breach of Rule 213 by failing to report at the first instance to a Racing Official that Abolitionist was hanging and consequently fined John Joseph Hanlon €250, this being his first offence in this regard and further suspended B. Hayes for 4 racedays having taken his previous record into account for this rule breach. The Stewards also advised B. Hayes to familiarise himself with the provisions of Rule 213.

B. Hayes, rider of Abolitionist, trained by John Joseph Hanlon, reported at a Stewards' enquiry that his mount was hanging during this race.

141E Go Racing In South East Beginners S'ch

B.T. O'Connell, rider of Top Cat Henry trained by Kieran Purcell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the first fence.

141F Clonmel Show Sunday 6th July H'cap S'ch

The Stewards fined Norman Lee, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Survival, the winner of this race, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91.



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