Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Curragh 10th September 2017

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

J.A. Heffernan replaced W.M. Lordan on Berkeley Square, trained by A.P. O'Brien (Race 5)(Stewards permission)
R.L. Moore replaced J.A. Heffernan on Rostropovich, trained by A.P. O'Brien (Race 5)(Intended mount was a non runner)
P.J. Smullen replaced O.J. Orr on Sea Swift, trained by D.K. Weld (Race 8)(Intended mount was a non runner)
S. Hitchcott replaced C. O'Donoghue on Alfredo Arcano, trained by David Marnane (Race 1)(Stewards permission)
W.M. Lordan replaced M.C. Hussey on Ballet Shoes, trained by A.P. O'Brien (Race 4)(Stewards permission)
D O'Brien replaced W.M. Lordan on Happily, trained by A.P. O'Brien (Race 4)(Stewards permission)
R.L. Moore replaced D. O'Brien on Magical, trained by A.P. O'Brien (Race 4)(Intended mount was a non runner)

251A Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Bold Lad' Sprint Hcap

The Stewards interviewed C. Bishop, rider of Ice Age, concerning his use of the whip in the latter 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 C. Bishop was not in breach of R10 and therefore took no further action.

251B Moyglare "Jewels" Blandford Stakes

J.A. Heffernan, rider of Seventh Heaven trained by A.P. O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran keenly early on but ran flat thereafter.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Seventh Heaven, trained by A.P.O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

251C Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes

The Stewards requested a report from A.P. O'Brien, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Alphabet (GB), placed second, as compared with her recent form. A.P. O'Brien reported that this filly has always been a good work horse at home and therefore she has raced throughout the season. In his opinion he felt that her best form was shown over five furlongs with a good cut in the ground. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

251D Moyglare Stud Stakes

C. O'Donoghue, rider of Alpha Centauri, trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount travelled well during this race until tiring on the testing ground in the latter stages.

251F Comer Group International Irish St Leger

J.A. Heffernan, rider of Dartmouth (GB), trained by Sir Michael Stoute (in GB), reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount travelled well but cut out when the pace quickened and didn't finish.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Dartmouth (GB), trained by Sir Michael Stoute (in GB), at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

251H Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Stronger Than Me trained by W.T. Farrell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was checked in running.

R.P. Whelan, rider of Breathe Easy trained by Gavin Cromwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount reared up on leaving the starting stalls.



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


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