Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Clonmel 17th May 2018

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

M.A. Enright rode Edna (FR) (reserve), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 3).

114A Ancient East (Mares) M'dn H'dle

D.G. Hogan, rider of Absentee trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left in this race.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference on the run to the line involving Blondes No More, ridden by M.A. Enright, placed first and Cailean's Angel, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, placed second. Where it appeared that Cailean's Angel met with interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judges placings and took no further action.

114B Supporters Club Evening Rated Nov. H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Leap Dearg, ridden by Gavin Peter Brouder, placed second and Visioman (FR), ridden by D. Robinson, placed first, where it appeared Leap Derg was carried wide on the run to the line. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judges placings. They were, however, of the opinion that D. Robinson was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly and having considered his record, suspended him for 1 raceday. Mr. Patrick Coveney, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

R.M. Power, rider of Love And Wishes trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly and was pulled up thereafter.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Love And Wishes, trained by Mrs John Harrington, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

114C Team Powerstown H'cap H'dle

J.P. O'Sullivan, rider of Coolfighter (GER) trained by N Dooly, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a noise.

D.G. Hogan, rider of Nulife trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped badly left handed throughout.

R. Loughran, rider of Smithscorner trained by Robert Tyner, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount missed the first and second hurdles and lost ground as a result of this.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Acclamatio, trained by A.J.Martin, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race. Samples were taken for analysis.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Smithscorner, ridden by R. Loughran, and trained by Robert Tyner. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. R. Loughran, stated that his instructions were to settle his mount in sixth or seventh position. He said his mount missed the first two hurdles which cost him ground and he had reported this as required under the provisions of Rule 213. He said that having found himself further back than intended, he had to give his mount time to get jumping and wait to challenge and added that he met with slight interference on the approach to the second last, before staying on in the closing stages. Robert Tyner, confirmed the instructions given and expressed his satisfaction with the ride considering that his charge had missed the first two hurdles. He said his charge is a horse with plenty of ability but had disappointed in the past. He added that he was expecting a good run today in his first handicap on ground he had shown his best form on, but felt that the mistakes made early on in the race had cost him. He further added that he intended to run his charge over two miles on good ground throughout the summer. Evidence was also heard from Mr. Andrew Shaw, I.H.R.B Handicapper, who outlined the animals previous form.
The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who stated that Smithscorner had a graze on the right hind, but was otherwise found to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

114D Clonacody (C&G) M'dn H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Last Minute Man, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Plan Of Attack trained by Henry de Bromhead was found to have pulled a right hind shoe in running.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Smitty Bacall, ridden by D.F. O'Regan, and trained by J.R. Barry. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. D.F. O'Regan, stated that his instructions were to settle his mount towards the rear, get relaxed and jumping and to do the best he could. He said his mount jumped and settled well apart from missing the last hurdle on both circuits. He said his mount travelled very well throughout in a race that was run at a very fast pace and added that he also met with slight interference in the closing stages. J.R. Barry, confirmed the instructions given and expressed his satisfaction with the ride. He outlined the difficulties he had with keeping this animal sound in the past, but was satisfied that the animal had plenty of work done to run well today. Evidence was also heard from Mr. Andrew Shaw, I.H.R.B Handicapper, who outlined the animals previous form. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who stated that Smitty Bacall was found to be post race normal, samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

114E Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Double Speak, trained by Mrs D.A.Love, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have sustained a small over reach on his left fore, but was otherwise post race normal.

114F Sliabh Na mBan H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Baily Sunset, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, placed third and Redwood Boy, ridden by Katie O'Farrell, placed first, where it appeared that Baily Sunset met with interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judges placings. They were, however, of the opinion that Katie O'Farrell was in breach of Rule 214 in that she had ridden carelessly and having considered her record, suspended her for 1 raceday.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Moll Dote trained by John J. Walsh was found to have pulled a left hind shoe in running.

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Ms. Avena O'Keeffe, that L.P. Gilligan, rider of Rock On Barney, had weighed in at 1.2 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who accepted that this was the case. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Rule 231 and having considered his record, cautioned him.

114G Friday June 8th BBQ (M) INH Flat Race

Mr J.C. Barry, rider of Dylan Rock trained by Sean O. O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung through out.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Suinda, ridden by Mr A. McMahon, placed first, Three Thirds, ridden by Mr D.T. McGrath, placed third and Whatucallher, ridden by Mr F. Maguire placed second, where it appeared that Three Thirds met with interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judges placings. They were, however, of the opinion that Mr A. McMahon was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly and having considered his record, suspended him for 1 raceday.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. Nicholas P. Lambert (Chairman),
Mr. Patrick Coveney,
Mr. Michael Murphy,
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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