Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Curragh 26th September 2020

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

D.J. Bunyan, trainer of Fine Distraction (Off Feed) - €200
Joseph Patrick O'Brien, trainer of Grace To Grace (Off Feed) - €200
John Joseph Murphy, trainer of Fearless Girl (Off Feed) - €200

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

P.B. Beggy replaced W.M. Lordan on Hector De Maris, trained by A.P.O'Brien (Race 1)(Injury)
W.J. Lee rode True Artist (reserve) , trained by Gerard O'Leary (Race 1)
C.D. Hayes replaced W.M. Lordan on Catherine Chroi, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 2)(Injury)
C.D. Hayes replaced S.P. Davis on Viv Vance, trained by J.A. Nash (Race 3)(Injury)
C.T. Keane replaced W.M. Lordan on Laurel Grove, trained by Patrick Joseph Hayes (Race 4)(Injury).
E.J. McNamara replaced W.M. Lordan on Brazil, trained by A.P.O'Brien (Race 5)(Injury)
S.M. Crosse replaced W.M. Lordan on Romantic Proposal, trained by Edward Lynam (Race 6)(Injury)
C.D. Hayes replaced M.A. Enright on Stalingrad (GB), trained by J.A.Stack (Race 4)(Intended mount at Newmarket a non-runner).
C.D. Hayes replaced C.D. Maxwell on Son Of Rest (GB), trained by J.A.Stack (Race 6)(Intended mount at Newmarket a non-runner).
R.C. Colgan replaced R.P. Cleary on Lil Grey, trained by Ms. Sheila Lavery (Race 6)(Intended mount a non-runner)

265B Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Race

R.P. Whelan, rider of Kind Power (GB) trained by M.Halford, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount acted up in the stalls.

265D Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes

The Stewards interviewed J.A. Heffernan, rider of High Definition, 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 found the rider in breach of Reg.10.3.(g)(frequency) and having taken his record into account suspended him for 1 race day.

265E EquisoftLive M'dn

At the request of the Stewards, K.J. Leonard, rider of Reflectionist (FR), trained by James McAuley, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount is a raw horse that wants further. He's not straightforward and needed to be hooded to load. He was one-paced in the closing stages and had no more to give.

A representative for Patrick Joseph Hayes, trainer of Laurel Grove, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his charge didn't act on the ground.

265F Qatar Racing Renaissance Stakes

The Stewards fined J.A.Stack, trainer, €65 for failing to fit the declared blinkers to Son Of Rest (GB), prior to entering the parade ring.

The Stewards interviewed J.A. Heffernan, rider of Forever In Dreams, 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 found the rider in breach of Reg.10.3.(g)(frequency) and having taken his record into account suspended him for 2 race days.

265G Tipperary Crystal Ladies Trophy H'cap

The Stewards interviewed Miss N. Fahey, rider of Place Des Vosges, concerning her 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 found the rider in breach of Reg.10.3.(g)(frequency) and (i)(time to respond) and having taken her record into account suspended her for six race days.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Full Moon Magic, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be coughing post race and also noted a slight nasal discharge.

The Stewards reviewed an incident in the straight where Maria Christina, ridden by Ms. R. Hill, appeared to check in the straight. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the matter, the Stewards were satisfied that no further action was warranted.

265H Manguard Plus H'cap

S.M. Crosse, rider of Dance Jupiter trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount had no clear run in the final two furlongs.

A.J. Slattery, rider of Khafaaq (GB) trained by Andrew Slattery, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount leaned right.

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Mudlahhim trained by Kevin Prendergast, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount reared up leaving the stalls.

The Stewards enquired into an incident on the inner in the straight involving Maker Of Kings, ridden by Sam Ewing, and Mccabe, ridden by K.J. Manning, where it appeared Maker Of Kings checked on the inner. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Sam Ewing gave his evidence in the presence of Mr. Shane Lyons. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found that the incident was caused by accidental interference and took no further action.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Robert Dore (Chairman)
Mr. M.C. Hickey
Mr. Anthony Byrne
Mr. Sean Barry
Mr. P.D. Matthews

Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following delays:

Race 6 + 1 min.



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


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