Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Cork 7th December 2014

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

Noel Meade, trainer of Sunrae Shadow (GB), (Temperature) - Late withdrawal €200
Mrs Hannah Lee, trainer of Dane Sir Henery (Change in going) - €200
P.T. Flavin, trainer of Sailors Time (Change in going) - €200

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

B. Hayes rode Flowerpicker (reserve) , trained by W.J. Burke (Race 6)

331A Charleville Cheese M'dn H'dle

P.T. Enright, rider of Farriers Gold, trained by Robert Tyner, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount may benefit from better ground.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Rathpatrick, ridden by J.S. McGarvey, and trained by Eoin Griffin. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. J.S. McGarvey, stated that his instructions were to settle his mount in mid division early on as his mount can run very free, to give his mount plenty of light at the hurdles and to do the best he could. He stated that his mount settled well in a position further back than he had hoped for but jumped well through out. He added that his mount failed to quicken when asked, but did stay on past beaten horses in the closing stages under a hands and heels ride and opted not to use his whip as he felt his mount was giving his all. Eoin Griffin confirmed the instructions given and expressed his satisfaction with the ride. He outlined how fractious his charge got in the saddling area prior to entering the parade ring and explained how temperamental his charge can be, he further added that his charge may benefit from a step up in trip on better ground. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated Rathpatrick was found to be post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no action other than to advise J. S. McGarvey to be seen to make more of an effort in the future.

331B Kerry Group Stayers Novice H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Ask Vic, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be in season post race.

331D Kerry Group Hilly Way S'chase

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Twinlight (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

P. Townend, rider of Twinlight (FR) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not travel or jump well and was pulled up thereafter.

M.A. Enright, rider of Irish Thistle trained by H.Rogers, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a mistake and hung badly thereafter.

331F Kerrymaid Novice H'cap H'dle

The Stewards fined Miss Mary Louise Hallahan, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Hannah's Lane, 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.

331G Galtee (Pro-Am) Flat Race

Miss J.M. Mangan, rider of Jack Slade trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount stopped quickly in the straight.

Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.

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