Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downpatrick 19th May 2017

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

Sabrina J. Harty, trainer of Mossy Island (Declared in error) - €200

112A Friday Nights Alright M'dn H'dle

S.E. Butler, rider of Ciaoifsin trained by Jarlath P.Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his saddle slipped after jumping the second last hurdle.

112C Cosyroof H'cap H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Granny Biddy, trained by Michael Winters, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

112D Crossgar Pallas Foods Beginners S'chase

S.W. Flanagan, rider of Jack Slade trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having lost his action.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Jack Slade, trained by Noel Meade, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

112E Coors Lite H'cap S'chase

The Stewards interviewed C.D. Maxwell, rider of Chelate, 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 were of the opinion that C.D. Maxwell was in breach of R10(4) by failing to give his mount time to respond to the whip and cautioned him having taken his previous record into consideration.

112F Very Special Hunters S'chase

The Stewards received reports from seven riders in relation to the falls of their mounts at a turning point on the approach to the fence past the stands. Mr D. O'Connor, rider of Chosen Dream, reported that his mount was unable to avoid being brought down, Mr M.J. O'Hare, rider of Clondaw Frisby, reported that his mount lost his legs at a turning point and slipped up independently, Mr T. Reilly, rider of Broadmeadow Ridge, reported that his mount was brought down, Mr N. Gault, rider of Lisnagreggan, reported that his mount was brought down, Mr S. Clements, rider of Mullaghmurphy Blue, reported that his mount had avoided the fallers but slipped up independently having lost his hind legs, Mr E.P. O'Brien, rider of Strideout Euro, reported that he was in the lead when his mount lost his legs at a turning point and slipped up independently and Mr S.P. Kelly, rider of Howwouldsheknow, reported that his mount was brought down. Having considered the reports and viewed the video recording of that part of the race, the Stewards were satisfied that the incident was accidental and took no action.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Strideout Euro trained by Ms Michelle Duggan, which slipped up at the turning point past the stands was found to have lost a hind shoe when examined post race.

112G Living The Dream I.N.H. Flat Race

The Stewards fined Keith Henry Clarke, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Scorpion Scare, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

The Stewards enquired into an incident on the last bend approching the uphill finish involving Frankiefiveangels, ridden by Mr D.J. Benson, placed second and Iolani (GER), ridden by Mr P.W. Mullins, placed first, where it appeared that Iolani had tightened Frankiefiveangels. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that Mr P.W. Mullins had caused interference by riding carelessly, this being a breach of Rule 214 and suspended him for 2 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration. Mr J. Hunt, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.



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