Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downpatrick 12th August 2018

221B Major William Brownlow Mem. Rated H'dle

D.N. Russell, rider of Cartwright (GB), trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount didn't handle the track and made a mistake at the last.

The Stewards interviewed D.J. McInerney, rider of Go Another One, concerning his 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 were of the opinion that D.J. McInerney was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f) in that he used his whip with excessive force and frequency, and having considered his previous record in this regard suspended him for four racedays.

The Stewards interviewed H. Morgan, rider of Babbling Stream (GB), concerning his 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 were of the opinion that H. Morgan was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f) in that he used his whip with excessive force, and having considered his previous record in this regard cautioned him on this occasion.

221C A J C Group, Newcastle H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving Lleyton, ridden by B.J. Geraghty, placed second and Blue Skimmer, ridden by L.A. McKenna, placed third, where it appeared that Blue Skimmer 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 took no further action pending an enquiry into the winning rider failing to weigh in at the correct weight.

The Stewards received a report from Ms C. Murphy , Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that C.D. Maxwell , rider of Muroor (GB), placed first, weighed out exactly 165.4 lbs and weighed in at 163.8 lbs, this being 1.2 lbs underweight. Ms. C. Murphy confirmed these weights during this enquiry. T.G. McCourt, trainer, stated that he saddled the horse with the saddle, non slip pad, lead cloth and girths as weighed out. Evidence was heard from the rider, C.D. Maxwell, who stated that he handed over all equipment to T.G McCourt as already stated and was unable to explain the discrepancies. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards used their powers under Rule 231 and disqualified Muroor from first place. In view of the evidence the Stewards did not apportion blame to any person and therefore took no further action.

The result now reads:
1st Lleyton
2nd Blue Skimmer
3rd Lusis Naturea
4th Ciaoifsin
5th Maighnealta.

221D Birthday Greetings (Mares) H'cap H'dle

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Caerleon Kate (GB), trained by C.A.McBratney, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

221F Molson Coors H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving Folly Dat, ridden by A. Ring, placed first and Shine In Dubai, ridden by D.E. Mullins, placed second, where it appeared that Shine in Dubai ran short of room on the rails 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 Judge's placings, however were of the opinion that A. Ring was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly, and having considered his clean record in this regard suspended him for one raceday.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Lady Of The Sea, trained by Paul Nolan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Ms. A. Millar (Chairperson),
Mr. P. Stewart,
Mr. T. Breen,
Mr. H. Ferguson,
Mr. L. Walsh.



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


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