Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downpatrick 20th March 2016

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

S.R.B. Crawford, trainer of Yes Tom (Late withdrawal) - €200

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Archive (FR), trained by Eoin Griffin, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be coughing.

The Stewards requested a report from B.R. Hamilton, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Jimmy Two Times, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge appreciated both the undulating track and drying ground conditions, and this in his opinion, had brought about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

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The Stewards interviewed D.N. Russell, rider of The Way It Works, 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 the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f), in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency. Having considered his previous record in this regard, the Stewards suspended him for two racedays.

The Stewards requested a report from Mark Michael McNiff, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of The Way It Works, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge had shown its best bumper form on similar ground having won two and felt that a combination of today's favourable ground conditions in what he felt was a weak contest, had in his opinion brought about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

J.W. Kennedy, rider of Authorized Cadeaux (GB), trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount got shuffled backwards at the start and never really got going thereafter.

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The Stewards requested a report from Paul Nolan, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Shadow Play, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that a combination of today's drying ground conditions and the first time application of blinkers, had in his opinion, brought about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

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The Stewards received a report from Turf Club Starter, Mr. D. Cullen, stating that Mr. M.J. O'Hare, rider of Chosen Dream, Mr. N. Gault, rider of Gonal, Mr. D.L. Queally, rider of Kinley, Mr. N. McParlan, rider of Quiet Account, Mr. B.M. Linehan, rider of Strangford Lough, Mr. B.J. Walsh, rider of Ballydarsi, Mr. R. Tector, rider of Escapefromthedark, Mr. D.G. Lavery, rider of Maple Mons and Mr. J.E. Flynn, rider of Sixteen Again had all disobeyed his instructions causing a false start. Evidence was heard from the starter and riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the incident and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that all the above named riders were in breach of Rule 208(iii)(a). Having considered their previous records in this regard, the Stewards suspended Mr. M.J. O'Hare, Mr. N. Gault, Mr. N. McParlan, Mr. B.M. Linehan, Mr. B.J. Walsh, Mr. R. Tector, Mr. D.G. Lavery and Mr. J.E. Flynn for two race days and having considered Mr. D.L. Queally's record, the Stewards suspended him for four racedays.

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Moonman, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race. Samples were taken for analysis.



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