Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Clonmel 3rd September 2020

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Thomas Foley, trainer of Rebel Gold (off feed) - €200

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

D.J. McInerney rode Howsitgoinglohan (reserve), trained by Eamonn O'Connell (Race 2)
M.P. O'Connor rode Cornerkova (reserve), trained by Henry de Bromhead (Race 5)
Mr. J.P. Kirwan replaced Mr D.L. Queally on Scarkananny, trained by Declan Queally (Race 7)(rider administration error).
I.J. McCarthy rode Conquering Tara (reserve), trained by Michael G. Kennedy (Race 1)

231A Kilganey (Mares) M'dn H'dle

The Stewards interviewed Michael G. Kennedy, trainer of Conquering Tara, concerning the conduct of this horse who refused to race and where it appeared that an object was used by Mr. Bart O'Gorman to assist the animal to walk forward at the start. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned, who stated that his charge had never given problems at the start prior to today and apologised for the inconvenience caused. He further stated that he was unaware that an object was used to encourage the animal forward and confirmed that he had not requested the assistance of Mr. O'Gorman. Evidence was also heard from Mr. O'Gorman, who confirmed that he had noticed Mr. Kennedy having difficulty and assisted him without being asked, he further confirmed that he had used a plastic bottle of water and had subsequently thrown it in the direction of the animal but had not made contact with it. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards advised Mr. Kennedy that a repeat performance in the behaviour of his charge may render the animal liable to future suspension. Furthermore, the Stewards were satisfied that Mr. O'Gorman was in breach of Rule 272 in that he had acted in a manner that was prejudicial to the integrity, proper conduct or good reputation of horseracing and having considered his record, they severely cautioned him concerning his future actions and warned him that a recurrence of this conduct could have more serious consequences.

T.N. Brett, rider of That's Lifebuoy trained by John Patrick Ryan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left and jumped left throughout.

231B Redmondstown M'dn H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Narynkol (GB), trained by C.Byrnes, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

At the request of the Stewards, C.A. Landers, rider of Narynkol (GB), trained by C.Byrnes, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount travelled well before tiring quickly.

231C Sir Thomas Opportunity Rated Novice Hdle

E. Walsh, rider of Scalor (FR) trained by Miss Elizabeth Doyle, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran short of room at the top of the hill.

The Stewards enquired into an incident rounding the bend at the top of the hill involving Nero Rock, ridden by L. Quinlan, placed first, Uncle Henry, ridden by S.F. O'Keeffe, placed fourth and Scalor (FR), ridden by E. Walsh, placed third, where it appeared interference occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action other than to advise L.P. Quinlan to ride with more awareness in future.

231D Killaloan H'cap H'dle

C.A. Landers, rider of Afternoonwithsusan trained by P.F.McEnery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost its action travelling down the hill.

G. Brouder, rider of Here For The Craic, trained by David Kenneth Budds, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount felt unsound and was pulled up thereafter.

David Kenneth Budds, trainer of Here For The Craic, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge was struck into in running.

231E Newtown Anner H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into an incident two furlongs from the finish involving Western Boy, ridden by R.J. Condon, placed second, Knock On Steel, ridden by J.P. O'Sullivan, placed third and Whatsinthecorner, ridden by J.S. McGarvey, placed first, where it appeared interference may have occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that any interference caused was accidental and therefore took no further action.

The Stewards reviewed an incident turning out of the back straight involving Room To Roam, ridden by D.J. McInerney and The Rubinator, ridden by A.W. Short, where it appeared both animals came close together. Having viewed a recording of the incident, the Stewards were satisfied that no further action was warranted.

231F Derrinlaur Opportunity H'cap H'dle

Owing to the low trajectory of the Sun, the Stewards granted permission for hurdle number one and two to be omitted from this race.

The Stewards interviewed R.A. Doyle, rider of Hello Pilgrim, 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 10.3(g)(frequency) and having considered his record they 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. Paul F. Ronan (Chairman), Mr. Patrick Coveney, Ms. Faith Morris, Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue.

The Stewards interviewed S.A. Mulcahy, rider of Wojood (GB), concerning video evidence that showed that he had used a mobile phone in the parade ring prior to mounting. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who admitted the offence. He stated that he was on the mobile phone to Denis Gerard Hogan, trainer of Wojood (GB) as the trainer had been delayed and he had not received any riding instructions on this animal that was making his racecourse debut. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that S.A. Mulcahy was in breach of R16 (Mobile telephones) and cautioned him having taken his clean previous record into consideration.



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


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