Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Cork 8th December 2019

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Joseph Patrick O'Brien, trainer of Us And Them (Off-feed) - €200

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

S. A. Shortall replaced P.E. Corbett on Soi Cowboy (GB), trained by Kevin O'Sullivan (Race 2)(Family bereavement).
S. A. Shortall replaced P.E. Corbett on Kingdom Brunel (GB), trained by Philip Fenton (Race 4)(Family bereavement).
B. J. Foley replaced Mr J.G. Murphy on Cousin Pascal (FR), trained by Daniel G. Murphy (Race 7)(Injured)

342A Galtee 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle

P.J. Cawley, rider of Ellaat (GB) trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount hung right a little.

P.T. Enright, rider of Hazran trained by Eugene M. O'Sullivan, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount was pulled up having stopped quickly.

D.F. O'Regan, rider of Pretty Fantasy trained by Gavin Cromwell, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount drifted out following a loose horse.

At the request of the Stewards, P. Merrigan, rider of Gealach, trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was unable to go the fast early pace, was hampered by a loose horse and then stayed on passed tired horses.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Scalino, ridden by M.P. Fogarty, and trained by Anthony Mullins. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. M.P. Fogarty, stated that his instructions were to drop his mount out, get it to settle and to do the best he could. He said his mount had run very keen on its previous run and had fallen prior to that on its other run for the yard and that this was to the forefront of his instructions. He stated that he was happy to sit off a very fast early pace which helped the animal to settle and jump. He further added that his mount has a very high head carriage which made him look like he was travelling better than he was in the closing stages. Anthony Mullins, confirmed the instructions given and he expressed his satisfaction with the ride. He stated that Scalino was in his care for about six weeks and had ran twice prior to today. He said the animal was a very difficult individual that had run very free previously and expressed his delight that the animal appeared to settle much better today. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who stated that Scalino was 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 by A. Mullins and advised M.P. Fogarty to be seen to make more of an effort in the closing stages in future.

342B Charleville Cheese M'dn H'dle

B.J. Foley, rider of Mattie's Mountain trained by Eoin Christopher McCarthy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the first and drifted out.

A. McCurtin, rider of Bentanya (FR) trained by G. Ahern, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount weakened quickly turning in.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Squire's Tale trained by Paul John Gilligan was found to have blood at both nostrils post race as a result of exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage.

342C Kerry Group Stayers Novice H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Battle Of Midway, trained by Noel Meade, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving Alpine Cobra, ridden by K.J. Brouder, placed second, Vis Ta Loi (FR), ridden by D.E. Mullins, placed third and Well Set Up, ridden by R.A. Doyle, placed first, where it appeared that interference occurred. 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.

342E Kerry Group Irish EBF (M) Novice S'chase

Owing to strong cross winds, the Stewards granted permission for fences four and eight to be omitted from this race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Philip Mclernon (Chairman),
Mr. O. Kearney,
Mr. S. McDonogh,
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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