Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Clonmel 2nd October 2014

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

Mr.E.P.O'Brien replaced Mr H.D. Dunne on Jet Mistress, trained by Sean P. Hennessy (Race 7)(injured)

269C Novice H'dle

D.N. Russell, rider of War Of The Pennys, trained by Michael Cullen, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not handle the going(good,good to firm in places).

269D Nire Valley H'cap H'dle

B.T. O'Connell, rider of Cheyenne Girl trained by John J. Walsh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not handle the ground (good, good to firm in places).

269F Killenaule H'cap S'chase

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

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Massinis Adventure, trained by Robert Tyner, placed, first, compared with its recent form. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that the horse disappointed on his last start in Killarney, when he made a bad mistake and lost interest thereafter. He also added that his yard is now in great form, having went through a quiet spell at the end of the national hunt year. Evidence was also heard from Mr.Andrew Shaw, Turf Club National Hunt Handicapper, who stated that today's win represented improvement on recent form and confirmed that the horse has made jumping errors in the past. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

269G Killahora INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr D. Skehan, rider of Pan Wandle, concerning his use of the whip in this race. 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 the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f), in that he used the whip with excessive frequency and having considered his record, cautioned him as to his future responsibilities in this regard.

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