Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Curragh 9th October 2016

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

John Joseph Murphy, trainer of Best Not Argue (Going) - €200

284C Irish Times H'cap

M.C. Hussey, rider of Geological, trained by Damian Joseph English, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran short of room in the last 100 yards of this race.

284D Staffordstown Stud Stakes

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the final furlong involving Bound, ridden by C. O'Donoghue, placed second, Calare, ridden by James Doyle, placed first and Queen Anne's Lace (USA), ridden by P.J. Smullen, placed third, where it appeared that Queen Anne's Lace ran short of room and checked. 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 Judges' placings and took no further action.

284F Tote Cesarewitch

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Magnolia Rose, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

284G Brown Panther Stakes

The Stewards enquired into possible interference about one furlong from the finish involving Soul Searcher, ridden by R.P. Cleary, placed second, Hibiscus, ridden by M.C. Hussey, placed third and How High The Moon, ridden by C. O'Donoghue, placed sixth, where it appeared that both Hibiscus and How High The Moon received interference by being taken off a straight course. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Soul Searcher had improved her placing over Hibiscus by causing interference and therefore reversed the placings' of these horses with the result now to read: First - Alveena, Second - Hibiscus and third - Soul Searcher. The Stewards were of the opinion that R.P. Cleary had caused the interference by riding carelessly and therefore suspended him for 1 raceday having taken his good previous record into consideration.



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