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Cork 2nd April 2017

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

K.Reidy replaced Niamh Crehan on Estrenar, trained by Lady Jane Gillespie (Race 6)(Stewards permission, see enquiry)

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C. O'Donoghue, rider of Master Speaker, trained by Martin Hassett, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount clipped heels on heavy ground in the closing stages and fell.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Giant Spark (GB), trained by Paul Midgley (in GB), at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have a slight abrasion on the right hind fetlock but to be otherwise post race normal.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Gymkhana (GB), trained by G.M.Lyons, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have a slight abrasion on the right hind fetlock but to be otherwise post race normal.

C.T. Keane, rider of Gymkhana (GB), trained by G.M.Lyons, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not act on the ground.

The Stewards enquired into the fall of Master Speaker, ridden by C. O'Donoghue, just before the winning post. Evidence was heard from C O'Donoghue, rider of Master Speaker, C.D. Hayes, rider of Great Minds and D.P. McDonogh, rider of Sors. Having viewed a recording of the incident and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Great Minds trained by J.A.Stack was found to be lame post race.

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The Stewards fined Adrian Brendan Joyce, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of The Lady Tam, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

C.T. Keane, rider of Mollie The Moo, trained by G.M.Lyons, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not handle the ground.

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Zelaniya, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

P.J. Smullen, rider of Zelaniya trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped very quickly two furlongs.

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The Stewards enquired into circumstances surrounding the declaration of Niamh Crehan 7lb claimer to ride Estrenar, trained by Lady Jane Gillespie at 8 stone 5lbs despite her minimum riding weight being set at 8stone 3lbs by the Chief Turf Club Medical Officer, Dr. Adrian McGoldrick, meaning that the rider was unable to claim her weight allowance. Evidence was heard from the rider and from Adrian McAllister, representative of the trainer. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards did not allow the overweight under the provisions of Rule 198(vii)(b), they cautioned the rider concerning her future responsibilities in this regard and ordered the rider to liaise with Dr McGoldrick for a reassessment of her minimum riding weight. Furthermore, the Stewards allowed K. Reidy to substitute Niamh Crehan, under the provisions of Rule 195(i).

A.J. Breslin, rider of Hurricane Twister trained by V.Clifford, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount bolted on the way to the start and lost its action in running.

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The Stewards enquired into possible interference the closing stages involving Make It Hurrah, ridden by C. O'Donoghue, placed first and Keep Believing, ridden by C.P. Hoban, placed second, where it appeared Keep Believing was forced wide. 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 Judge's placings and took no further action.

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The Stewards informed John Patrick Shanahan, trainer of Wee Jock, that a repeat behaviour similar to todays, may liable his charge for suspension in the future.



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