Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Cork 18th May 2018

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

K.K. Hennessy rode Uno Momento (reserve), trained by Thomas Mullins (Race 7).

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Isle Of Innisfree (USA) trained by A.P.O'Brien was found to have lost his left fore shoe.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Empire State (USA), trained by A.P.O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame on his right hind post race.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of No Needs Never, placed second, ridden by W.J. Lee, and trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. W.J. Lee, stated that his instructions were to try and race in mid division early on as he was drawn wide, to settle his mount and to do the best he could. He said his mount broke well but had to race wider than he would have liked as the field had spread out. He said his mount raced green which he would have expected for a first run, before he switched his mount to the inner in the closing stages to help him run straight to the line. Joseph Patrick O'Brien, confirmed the instructions given and expressed his satisfaction with the ride. He said his charge was disadvantaged greatly by the outside draw and felt he had a very good run considering the fast pace of the race and that it was the animals first run. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who stated that No Needs Never was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined No Needs Never, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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The Stewards requested a report from Denis Gerard Hogan, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Althib(GB), placed third, as compared with its recent form. M.J. Ferris, authorised representative for the trainer, reported that Althib (GB), had disappointed on the track since moving to the trainer despite showing plenty of ability at home. He felt his charge may have appreciated today's good ground and felt this had brought about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

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The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages involving Brave Display, ridden by C.J Mac Redmond, Littlevix, ridden by G.F. Carroll, Shore Step, ridden by D.P. Linehan, Lily's Prince, ridden by D.W. O'Connor, and Qatar Delight (GB), ridden by R.P. Cleary, 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 were unable to apportion blame and took no further action. P.J. Prendergast, trainer, accompanied C.J. MacRedmond at this enquiry.

R.P. Whelan, rider of Little Miss Willow trained by Peter Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung up the straight.

D.P. Linehan, rider of Shore Step trained by J.P. Murtagh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount met with slight interference at the two furlong marker.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Stranagone, trained by Tracey Collins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be coughing post race.

R.P. Whelan, rider of Stranagone trained by Tracey Collins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never let himself down on the ground.

C.P. Hoban, rider of Sweet Cassie trained by Mrs Maureen Danagher, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran very green.

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The Stewards informed Eugene M. O'Sullivan, trainer that Mujaafy (USA), would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

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The Stewards informed G.M. O'Neill, trainer that Kilcoran (GB), would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages involving Chaparral Dream, ridden by R.P. Whelan, Stormy Tale, ridden by G.F. Carroll, Rips Dream, ridden by L.F. Roche and Don't Do It, ridden by K.J. Leonard. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that G.F. Carroll was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly and having considered his record, suspended him for 1 raceday.

The Stewards enquired into an incident rounding the final bend, involving Magical Link (USA), ridden by D.W. O'Connor, Rockfish, ridden by D. O'Brien, A Few Bob Short, ridden by S. Foley, and It's Paddys Day, ridden by S.P. Davis. 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 to any rider and took no further action.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Moonstone Rose, trained by Jarlath P.Fahey, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

D.E. Hogan, rider of Moonstone Rose trained by Jarlath P.Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost her action and seemed lame pulling up.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Roses Queen, trained by P.J.Prendergast, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount got upset in the stalls.

K.J. Leonard, rider of Don't Do It trained by Robert Tyner, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got checked in the home straight.

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The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages involving Aunty Audrey, ridden by K.J. Leonard and Uno Momento, ridden by K.K. Hennessy, where it appeared Uno Momento ran short of room. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards advised K.J. Leonard to ride with more awareness in the future 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. C. O'Mahony (Chairman),
Mr. Maurice Carroll,
Mr. M.J. Doyle,
Mrs. F. Ward,
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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