Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Curragh 18th July 2015

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

C. O'Donoghue replaced M.C. Hussey on Kissed By Angels, trained by A.P.O'Brien (Race 6) (Stewards Permission - original mount a non runner)

185C evoke.ie Sprint H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident approximately one furlong out involving Balmont Mast, ridden by C. O'Donoghue, and Bainne, ridden by K.J. Leonard, where it appeared Bainne ran short of room on the rails and was forced to check. J.F. Levins, trainer, attended this enquiry with apprentice K.J. Leonard. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found C. O'Donoghue in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and having taken his record into account the Stewards suspended him for two race days.

The Stewards enquired into an incident approximately one furlong from the finish involving Intibaah (GB), ridden by J.P. O'Brien, In Salutem (GB), ridden by C.D. Hayes, and Your Pal Tal (GB), ridden by D.W. O'Connor, where it appeared Intibaah (GB) ran short of room and was forced to check. J.F. Levins, trainer, attended this enquiry with his apprentice, D.W. O'Connor. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards deemed any interference accidental in nature and took no further action.

P.J. Smullen, rider of Alkasser, trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount couldn't go the early pace and met with trouble after that.

185D Jebel Ali Racecourse Anglesey Stakes

The Stewards enquired into possible interference close home involving Final Frontier, ridden by S. Foley, placed first and Miss Katie Mae, ridden by C.T. Keane, placed second, where it appeared Miss Katie Mae ran short of room on the rails. 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.

The Stewards enquired into an incident approximately one and a half furlongs from the finish involving Antelope Canyon (FR), ridden by J.P. O'Brien, and Miss Katie Mae, ridden by C.T. Keane, where it appeared Antelope Canyon (FR) suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action other than to advise C.T. Keane to ride with more care in future.

185E Invincible Spirit Sapphire Stakes

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Russian Soul, trained by M.Halford, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

185F Darley Irish Oaks

C. O'Donoghue, rider of Kissed By Angels, trained by A.P. O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount met with slight interference at the top of the hill and didn't travel thereafter.

185G Boodles Ladies Derby H'cap

The Stewards interviewed Ms N. Carberry, rider of Tooreen Legend, winner, concerning her use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found Ms N. Carberry in breach of Reg 10 3.(f) by using her whip with excessive frequency and having taken her record into account, they suspended her for four race days.

The Stewards requested a report from T. Stack, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Tooreen Legend, winner, as compared with its recent form. James Stack, representing trainer T. Stack reported that his charge is seen at its best on fast ground and today's drying conditions obviously suited him. He also felt Tooreen Legend got the run of the race from the front under a strong drive from a leading lady Qualified Rider. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted it's contents.



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