Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Clonmel 8th June 2018

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

B. Browne rode Whatdoes Jack Say (reserve) , trained by Oliver McKiernan (Race 6)

140A BBQ Evening At Clonmel Races M'dn H'dle

The Stewards fined David M.O'Brien, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Elegant Dan, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Elegant Dan in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90(iv).

The Stewards fined Thomas Foley, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Nellie Don It, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Nellie Don It in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90 (iv).

The Stewards interviewed M.F. Mooney, rider of King's War, concerning his use of the whip in the latter 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 of the opinion that M.F. Mooney was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using his whip with his arm above shoulder height. Having taken his good recent record into consideration the Stewards suspended M.F. Mooney for 2 racedays.

A. McCurtin, rider of Captain Leo trained by R.P.Rath, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the fourth hurdle.

140B BBQ Evening At Clonmel Mares H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Edna (FR), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

J.P. O'Sullivan, rider of Tricky Question trained by P.J. Rothwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount choked in running and was pulled up.

140C Orchard Thieves H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Derby De Thaix (FR), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race and to have evidence of a nasal discharge at the left nostril.

140D BBQ Evening At Clonmel Beginners S'chase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Fire In His Eyes, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard and was also found to be making an abnormal respiratory noise post race.

R.C. Colgan, rider of Round Tower trained by Karl Thornton, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly to the left.

140E John Kennedy Motors (Toyota) Beg.S'chase

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Bendanella, ridden by D.F. O'Regan, and trained by Ross O'Sullivan. Evidence was heard from the trainer and rider concerned. Ross O'Sullivan, trainer, stated that his charge had a previous history of bleeding and ran his best race when fresh. Today he instructed the rider to take his time, to hang onto his mount for as long as possible and produce him with one run to arrive late as he finds nothing off the bridle. He said that his charge was fit and ready for today but overall he was disappointed with the outcome of the race as he appeared to meet with plenty of trouble and finished strongly when the race was over. D.F. O'Regan, rider, stated that the instructions were as relayed by the trainer and in running while his mount was free early on, he settled and jumped very well across the top of the track until being impeded by a faller at the third last fence. He added that from that point he was undecided which route to take on the downhill run as he was alongside the loose horse while at the same time the leaders got away from him which left him further back in the field. In the straight he switched inwards but got impeded before the final fence and was further impeded after the final fence but ran on strongly. He concluded that nothing had worked out in his favour . The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Bendanella was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Bendanella, trained by Ross O'Sullivan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

140F Clonmel Show Sunday 1st July H'cap S'ch

R.C. Colgan, rider of Sierra Law (GB) trained by Karl Thornton, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly left in the back straight and did not feel right.

140G Ir Stallion Farms EBF (M) INH Flat Race

The Stewards fined W.P. Mullins, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Shush, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Shush in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90 (iv).

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. Maurice Carroll,
Mr. Tom Rudd,
Mr. L. Walsh.



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


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