Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Curragh 14th September 2014

252A Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes

The Stewards interviewed C. O'Donoghue, rider of Jamesie, concerning the fact that he appeared to move across before reaching the marker poles. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered evidence from the rider, the Stewards were of the opinion that he was in breach of Rule 211 and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day.

The Stewards enquired into an incident shortly after leaving the stalls, involving Master Speaker, ridden by S.J. Hassett, unplaced , Robot Boy, ridden by Graham Gibbons, placed fourth, Sir Maximilian, ridden by S. Donohoe, placed second, Stepper Point (GB), ridden by M. Dwyer, placed first and Guerre (USA), ridden by J.P. O'Brien, unplaced. 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 M.Dwyer was in breach of Rule 211,in that he failed to keep straight to the marker poles and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day. Furthermore, the stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Rule 214, in that he rode carelessly and having considered his record, suspended him for a further two race days.

252B Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Bold Lad' Sprint Hcap

S. Corby, rider of Local Flier (GB), trained by T.G.McCourt, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran onto heals and lost her action in running.

The Stewards interviewed Gary Paul Halpin, rider of My Good Brother, 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 of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(b), in that he continued to use the whip when his chance had gone and having considered his record, suspended him for two race days.

252E Moyglare Stud Stakes

Mrs John Harrington, trainer of Jeanne Girl, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Thursday 18th September that her charge was confirmed in season post race.

252G Palmerstown House Estate Irish St. Leger

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the straight involving Encke (USA), ridden by A. Kirby, placed third, Leading Light, ridden by J.P. O'Brien, placed second, Pallasator (GB), ridden by Andrea Atzeni, placed seventh, Willing Foe (USA), ridden by F.M. Berry, placed fourth and Pale Mimosa, ridden by P.J. Smullen, placed fifth. They also enquired into possible interference between the second and third placed horses. 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 was accidental , they took no further action and made no alteration to the judge's placings.



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