Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Curragh 14th August 2020

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

M.D. O'Callaghan, trainer of Trusted Ally (GB) (Off feed) - €200
Joseph Patrick O'Brien, trainer of Vultan (Off feed) - €200

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

R.P. Cleary rode Stitch Pickings (reserve) , trained by J. S. Bolger (Race 1)
J.A. Heffernan rode Knocknakilla (reserve) , trained by Gerard O'Leary (Race 1)
Siobhan Rutledge rode Beleaguerment (reserve) , trained by John C. McConnell (Race 7)
W.T. Byrne replaced C.J. McGovern on Gregory's Gift, trained by Seamus Fahey (Race 7)(Injured)

200A Irish EBF Median Sires Series M'dn

L.T. McAteer, rider of Acclamadic trained by James M. Barrett, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right and ran green throughout this race.

S. Foley, rider of Feeling Tip Top trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount received interference at the halfway point of this race.

The Stewards enquired into an incident about three and a half furlongs from the finish involving Acclamadic, ridden by L.T. McAteer,unplaced and Feeling Tip Top, ridden by S. Foley, placed fourth, where it appeared that Feeling Tip Top checked off Acclamadic. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that any interference caused was accidental in nature and took no further action. Mrs. T.K. Cooper absented herself from this enquiry.

200D Comer Group Irish St Leger Trial Stakes

R.P. Cleary, rider of Aircraft Carrier trained by Luke Comer, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was hampered on leaving the starting stalls.

200E Irish Field Celebrating Royal Whip Stks

The Stewards enquired into an incident about one furlong from the finish involving Numerian, ridden by D.P. McDonogh, placed second and Armory, ridden by J.A. Heffernan, placed first, where it appeared that Armory checked when about to deliver a challenge. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. J.A. Heffernan stated that his mount was running away with nowhere to go and no interference had taken place. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action.

200F Big Picture Communications M'dn

K.J. Manning, rider of Daylight Come trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount met with interference about five furlongs from the finish. Having received this report, the Stewards reviewed the video with K.J. Manning and concluded that no further action was warranted.

200G Derek O'Sullivan Mem. Apprentice H'cap

A.J. Slattery, rider of Cartesienne trained by J.F. Grogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right during this race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Philip Caffrey (Chairman),

Mrs. T.K. Cooper,

Ms. Jill Farrell,

Mr. Donal H. Gavin,

Mr. P.D. Matthews.



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


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