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Cork 10th July 2015

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Mr A. McCurtin, rider of Barnahash, trained by Jonathan Sweeney, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount slipped on the turn into the straight, losing his irons and was eased.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving New Kid In Town, ridden by Mr P.W. Mullins, winner, Isabellesprincess, ridden by M.P. Walsh, placed second and Tradewinds (FR), ridden by B.J. Geraghty, placed third, where it appeared slight interference occurred. 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.

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A. Ring, rider of Oscar's Passion trained by David Harry Kelly, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost her action and was pulled up.

J.J. Burke, rider of Mystic Red trained by William J. McLernon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was lame on finishing.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Oscar's Passion, trained by David Harry Kelly, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

William J. McLernon, trainer of Mystic Red, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge was found to be very lame post race.

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The Stewards interviewed Mr R.P. Quinlan, rider of Black Banjo, unplaced, 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 of the opinion Mr R.P. Quinlan was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (f) in that he used his whip with excessive frequency, and Regulation 10 4 in that he used his whip without giving his mount time to respond, and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 2 racedays.

The Stewards interviewed Mr A. Ryan, rider of Shamat, unplaced, 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 of the opinion Mr A. Ryan was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (a) in that he had used the whip down the shoulder while in the forehand position, and Regulation 10 3 (b) in that he continued to use his whip after his chance of winning or being placed had clearly gone, and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 3 racedays.

The Stewards received a complaint under Rule 31 and a deposit of €130 from Mr P.W. Mullins, rider of Miss Ellis Island, against the Turf Club Starter, Mr D. Cullen in relation to the start of this race, which he alleged the Starter failed to adhere to the Starting Procedures.
Evidence was heard Mr Cullen, Mr P.W. Mullins, and Mr J.J. O'Neill, Miss S. O'Brien, Miss J.M. Mangan and Mr J.J. Slevin, who all participated in this race. Also evidence was heard from Mr. Dan Hutch, Veterinary Surgeon, Mr. Howard Tarrant, Mr. Jimmy Fogarty and Mr. Paddy Barker, Advanced Flagman, who were all present and witnessed the start.
Having considered the evidence, the Stewards referred the whole matter on to the Chief Executive of the Turf Club for further investigation, and ordered that Mr. P.W. Mullins' deposit be returned to him.



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