Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Clonmel 26th March 2019

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

J.J. Slevin replaced S.A. Shortall on Deilginis, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 1)(Stewards permission, intended mount a non runner)
D.G. Hogan rode Muyam Spirit (FR) (reserve), trained by Denis Gerard Hogan (Race 1)
D.E. Mullins rode Enquire (reserve), trained by Anthony Mullins (Race 3)

057A Goatenbridge M'dn H'dle

At the request of the Stewards, D.G Hogan, rider and trainer of Muyam Spirit (FR), reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount jumped left and ran one paced throughout.

At the request of the Stewards, S.W. Flanagan, rider of Currabeha Hill, trained by Rodger Sweeney, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran one paced and was coarse of his wind throughout.

057B Ardfinnan M'dn H'dle

The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Chin'up (FR), trained by Miss Elizabeth Doyle, who informed them that she would be late to lodge the animal's passport (beyond 10 minutes granted by the Stewards) in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90(i).

The Stewards fined Matthew J. Smith, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Ask Your Mother, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Ask Your Mother in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

057C Vee H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Braize (FR), trained by Aengus King, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

At the request of the Stewards, Rachael Blackmore, rider of Braize (FR), trained by Aengus King, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount failed to quicken when asked.

057D Slievenamon Beginners S'chase

J.J. Slevin, rider of Crimson Chief trained by Sean Aherne, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped left.

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Commandant, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount was carried off the track by an injured horse.

P. Townend, rider of Port Rashid trained by Timothy Townend, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a mistake at the second last, tired and was pulled up thereafter.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Tiantu, ridden and trained by Mr P. Power. Evidence was heard from the rider/trainer concerned. Mr Power outlined his charges previous form of failing to finish out his races when ridden prominently and with this in mind, he opted to ride from off the pace, get his mount jumping and to do the best he could. He said his mount jumped and travelled well in what was his first chase and was not inconvenienced by the fallers or passing the stable yard. He said his mount momentarily came off the bridle turning out of the back, but rallied down the hill and stayed on past tired horses in the closing stages. He further added that he may have got the tactics wrong on this occasion, but was still satisfied that he had achieved his best possible placing under a hands and heels ride.
The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who stated that Tiantu 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 in relation to the running and riding of Tiantu.
During the course of this enquiry Mr. Power made reference to a joint ownership and training arrangement, which he accepted was not registered and in view of this, the Stewards referred this matter to a Senior Racing Official for further investigation.

057F Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap S'chase

The Stewards interviewed C.A. Landers, rider of Cloudy Morning, concerning his use of the whip in the closing 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 the rider was in breach of Regulation 10. 4, in that he had failed to give his mount sufficient time to respond to the whip. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended C.A. Landers for 3 racedays.

The Stewards interviewed R.P. Treacy, rider of Kilbarry Calling, concerning his use of the whip in the closing 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 the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.4, in that he had failed to give his mount time to respond to the whip. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards cautioned him on this occasion.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. P.F. Ronan (Chairman),
Mr. John Horgan,
Mrs. Frankie Ward,
Mr. Patrick Dowling,
Mr. P. D. Matthews.



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


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