Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Cork 3rd November 2019

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

O. R. Brown rode Geesala Scorpion (reserve) , trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 1)
P. T. Enright replaced J.M. Moore on Colour Me In, trained by Thomas Mullins (Race 6)(Injured)

314A Paddy's Super Enhancements M'dn H'dle

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

S.W. Flanagan, rider of Charlie Siringo trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was keen, hung badly and was subsequently pulled up.

D.G. Hogan, rider of Wajaaha trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount gurgled from four out.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Wajaaha, ridden and trained by Denis Gerard Hogan. Evidence was heard from the rider/trainer concerned. D.G. Hogan stated that his intentions were to race mid field, allow his mount time to settle and ride to get the trip as most of the animals form is on the flat between 1 mile and 1 mile 4furlongs. He said his mount took time to settle early on, jumped deliberate over some hurdles and gurgled, which he had reported to the Clerk of the Scales, as required under the provisions Rule 213. He also stated that he was impeded by a faller in the home straight before staying on past tired horses. He concluded by stating that his charge needed a wind operation. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who stated that Wajaaha had evidence of kickback at both nostrils, but was otherwise post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Wild Atlantic Lady (GB), ridden by A. McCurtin, and trained by John J. Walsh. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. A. McCurtin stated that his instructions were to settle his mount and to do the best he could. He said his mount jumped big over the first few hurdles and was hampered by a faller, which he had reported to the Clerk of the Scales. He further added that his mount ran green at times, got a bump at the fourth last which frighten her and was flat out all the way. John J. Walsh, confirmed the instructions given and expressed his satisfaction with the ride. He stated that his charge was a small individual, having her first run on soft ground in a big field of runners and all things considered he was happy with the performance. He felt that his charge was very green over the new hurdles and was unhappy that there is no facility available for trainers to school over this type of hurdle prior to racing. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who stated that Wild Atlantic Lady had a minor wound on the lateral aspect of her right fore pastern, but was otherwise post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered in relation to the running and riding of Wild Alantic Lady.
Furthermore the stewards, while acknowledging that A. McCurtin had furnished a report to the Clerk of the Scales under the provisions of Rule 213, they were satisfied that he was in breach of Rule 213(ii) as the report was lodged to the Clerk of the Scales at 13.30, 17 minutes after the winner all right was signalled and 15 minutes after the officials had informed him of the impending enquiry and they were not satisfied that the reason for the delay was a valid one. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended A. McCurtin for 1 raceday.

A. McCurtin, rider of Wild Atlantic Lady (GB) trained by John J. Walsh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped big over the first few hurdles and was hampered by a faller.

314B The Paddy Power Onside App Mares M'dn H'

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that G. Sheehan, trainer of Knockraha Katie, reported that his charge was found to have mucus in the trachea on endoscopic examination post race.

314C Paddy's Rewards Club EBF Nov. Hdle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Rocket Lad, trained by Emmet Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame behind when examined post race.

314D Paddy Power Money Back EBF Novice S'ch

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Any Second Now, trained by T.M. Walsh, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

P. Townend, rider of Sayo (GB) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise in running.

314E Paddy Power Cork Grand Nat.H'cap S'chase

The Stewards requested a report from Michael Hourigan, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of The Gatechecker, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge is a difficult type which needs to enter the parade ring last and go to the start on his own. He said his charge has plenty of ability, but must be kept calm before racing and put the improved performance down to the preliminaries going well today. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

Owing to the low lying Sun, the Stewards granted permission for fence no. 8 to be omitted from this race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Pont Aven, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

P. Townend, rider of Pont Aven trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled hard earlier on and made a bad mistake at the third last.

314G Racing TV (Mares) (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Mr. P.L.Malone, that T.N. Brett, rider of Kilashee, had weighed in at 1.2lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who accepted that this was the case . Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that T.N. Brett was in breach of Rule 231 and having considered his record, they suspended him for 2 racedays.

The Stewards interviewed T.N. Brett, rider of Kilashee, 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 satisfied that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(g)(frequency). Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended T.N. Brett for 1 raceday.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Philip McLernon (Chairman),
Mr. Michael Murphy,
Mr. Con O'Mahony,
Mr. Gerard Coughlan,
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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