Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Cork 11th August 2018

218A Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies M'dn

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Zagitova trained by A.P.O'Brien was lame on her right fore post race having pulled her right fore shoe in running.

218B Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) M'dn

G.P. Halpin, rider of Sea Of Life trained by D. Donovan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got very upset in the stalls.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Girolamo, trained by J. S. Bolger, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

218C Goffs Platinum Stakes

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined On The Go Again, trained by Michael Mulvany, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

218G Follow Us On Twitter Hcap

R.P. Downey, rider of Goneinsixtyseconds (GB) trained by Edward Lynam, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got very upset in the stalls.

G.P. Halpin, rider of Patrick Joseph (GB) trained by David Marnane, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away and never travelled.

The Stewards interviewed G.F. Carroll, rider of Lady Sonia, 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 that G.F. Carroll was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (f) in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency and having taking his previous record into account, they cautioned him.

The Stewards interviewed T.P. Madden, rider of Finvarra, 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 that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (g) in that he had used his whip with the arm above shoulder height. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended T.P. Madden for 3 racedays and ordered that he attend R.A.C.E for 1 day's tuition on the correct use of the whip.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages involving Very Smart, ridden by K.J. Leonard, Goneinsixtyseconds (GB), ridden by R.P. Downey, Nancy D'alton, ridden by N.G. McCullagh and Dandy Sue, ridden by S.P. Davis, where it appeared Very Smart ran short of room and was checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were unable to apportion blame and took no further action.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Mr. Con O'Mahony (Chairman),
Mr. Edward Flannery,
Mr. Charles Powell,
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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