Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Curragh 13th May 2017

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

S.B. Kirrane rode Bainne, trained by J.F. Levins (Race 6)(No rider nominated)

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C.D. Hayes, rider of Little Clarinet trained by David Marnane, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount met with interference in running.

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D.P. McDonogh, rider of Flying Fairies trained by John M. Oxx, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was checked soon after leaving the starting stalls.

Anastasia O'Brien, rider of Key To My Heart trained by A.P.O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount hung to the right during this race.

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The Stewards enquired into an incident about one furlong from the finish involving Night Of Glory (GB), ridden by P.J. Smullen, placed first, Wisconsin (JPN), ridden by J.A. Heffernan, placed second and World Tax War, ridden by C. O'Donoghue, placed third, where it appeared that World Tax War ran short of room when racing along the rails and checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that any interference caused was accidental in nature and took no further action. Mrs T.K. Cooper, Acting Steward, absented herself from this enquiry.

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The Stewards interviewed J.F. Levins, trainer, concerning the failure to nominate a rider before the designated time for Bainne. Evidence was heard from the trainer who stated that he was unable to secure a suitable rider by the time of closing of nominations of riders and left the position blank in the hope that another runner may become a withdrawal and that rider could be considered as a suitable person. He added that he decided to request permission today for his own Apprentice Jockey S.B. Kirrane to ride as he was familiar with the filly. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that J.F. Levins was in breach of Rule 195 and R3 and therefore fined him €200 having taken his previous record into consideration. Mr John Murphy, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

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

J.A. Heffernan, rider of Puppetshow trained by A.P. O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount met with interference about one and a half furlongs from the finish .



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