Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downpatrick 16th June 2019

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

A. Ring replaced D.N. Russell on Everybreathyoutake, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 1)(unwell)
R. Blackmore replaced J.W. Kennedy on Monition, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 1)(injured)
P. Townend replaced D.N. Russell on Cats For Cash, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 2)(unwell)
D.F. O'Regan replaced D.N. Russell on Rakhine State, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 4)(unwell)
B. Hayes replaced J.W. Kennedy on Skeaping (GB), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 4)(injured)
D.F. O'Regan replaced J.W. Kennedy on Song Of Namibia, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 5)(injured)

152A Killultagh Estates M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into an incident after jumping the second hurdle involving Benefit Run, ridden by L.P. Dempsey, Danjaman, ridden by Sarah Kavanagh, Poker D'ainay (FR), ridden by P. Townend and Shantou City, ridden by D.E. Mullins, where it appeared that Danjaman 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 were satisfied that D.E. Mullins was in breach of Rule 214, in that he had ridden carelessly, and having considered his record in this regard suspended him for 2 racedays.

152B Pat O'Hare Bookmakers M'dn H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Cats For Cash, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be slightly lame on the off hind post race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Gangsters Paradise, trained by Ian O'Connor, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal post race.

The Stewards requested a report from Henry de Bromhead, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Game Present, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Mr. Alan Coady, Authorised Representative of Henry de Bromhead, reported that Game Present had a bad fall in Clonmel on 16 May and was subsequently run in Ballinrobe to help regain its confidence, where he found the ground and pace too fast and he was off his feet. There was an ease in today's ground conditions which along with a steadier pace and more confidence in jumping contributed to success on this occasion. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

152D Molson Coors H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Rakhine State, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

152F Tote Supporting Downpatrick H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Perfect In Pink (GB), trained by Mark Michael McNiff, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal post race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Creasted Court, trained by Michael Winters, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

152G Irish Stallion Farms EBF(M)INH Flat Race

The Stewards wished to enquire into the fall of Arbor Vitae, ridden by Mr A. Murphy, approaching the home turn. On the advice of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Senior Medical Officer, Dr. J. Pugh, Mr. A. Murphy was unfit to attend for interview and the Stewards therefore referred the matter to the CEO of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board for further investigation.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr R.W. Steele (Chairman),
Mr J. Hunt,
Ms A. Millar,
Mrs S. Keegan,
Mr M.F. O'Donoghue.



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


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