Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Clonmel 28th September 2017

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

K.C. Sexton rode Epsilon Indi (reserve), trained by R.P. McNamara (Race 1)
Mr E.P. O'Brien replaced Mr L. Quinlan on Angel's On Fire, trained by Augustine Leahy (Race 7)(Injured)

271A Laganore M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the last 100 yards involving Ballybrowney Jack (FR), ridden by J.J. Slevin, placed third and Motcomb Street (USA), ridden by P. Townend, placed second, where it appeared that both horses came close together. 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.

D.E. Mullins, rider of Getaway Rose, trained by Ms Margaret Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount met with slight interference on the bend away from the stands.

271B Kilmore M'dn H'dle

P.D. Kennedy, rider of Ceatharlach, trained by Colin Bowe, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount met with interference in the closing stages.

Garrett James Power, trainer of Balinaboola Steel, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on 27th October that his charge has had a wind operation since this run.

271C Thorney Bridge Novice H'cap H'dle

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, P.L. Malone, that S.W. Flanagan, rider of Ned's Island, had weighed in at 1.7lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he did not realise that he had to do 10 stone 7lbs. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that S.W. Flanagan was in breach of Rule 231 and therefore suspended him for 2 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration. Mr Michael Murphy, Acting Steward, did not attend this enquiry.

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, P.L. Malone, that Mr D.L. Queally, rider of Abbazagga, had weighed in at 1.4lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that it was a very light weight for him and despite dieting he had some water and a mineral before he rode. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Mr D.L. Queally was in breach of Rule 231 and therefore cautioned him as this was his first offence. Mr Michael Murphy, Acting Steward, did not attend this enquiry.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Successor, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

J.J. Slevin, rider of Moroval trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount felt lame and was pulled up.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Moroval, trained by Henry de Bromhead, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

S.J. Gray, rider of Sillogue Pio trained by G.A. Kingston, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise in running and was pulled up.

271D Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle

The Stewards informed Nick Kiely, Authorised representative for Vincent Laurence Halley, trainer of Northern Meeting, that their charge could be liable for suspension if she repeated any unruly behaviour in the future.

271F Tickincor H'cap S'chase

The Stewards interviewed R. Loughran, rider of Patsio, concerning his use of the whip in the forehand position on the approach to the second last fence where the track widened. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that R. Loughran was in breach of R10(3)(a) by using his whip in front of the saddle in the forehand position and therefore cautioned him having taken his good previous record into consideration.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Wee Tiger, trained by Ray Hackett, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.



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