Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downpatrick 20th May 2016

119B Downpatricks Looking Good H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference on the final bend involving Tellthemnuttin, ridden by D. Robinson, placed first, Quelle Belle Vie (FR), ridden by P.D. Kennedy, placed second and Fiddle The Till, ridden by A. Ring, placed fifth, where it appeared Tellthemnuttin made contact with Fiddle The Till when challenging between her and the inside rail. 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 D. Robinson had caused interference by riding dangerously and therefore in accordance with the provisions of Rule 214(i)(a) Tellthemnuttin, placed first, was disqualified. The amended result now reads; Quelle Belle Vie (FR) placed first, Shabra's Bertolini placed second, The Informer, placed third, Fiddle The Till placed fourth and Authorized Cadeaux placed fifth. The Stewards suspended D. Robinson for 10 racedays and ordered him to forfeit his riding fee.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference close to the finish involving The Informer, ridden by D.N. Russell, placed fourth and Quelle Belle Vie (FR), ridden by P.D. Kennedy, placed second, where it appeared that Quelle Belle Vie (FR) drifted towards The Informer. 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.

119C Silversea And Etihad Airways M'dn H'dle

The Stewards interviewed D.R. Fox, rider of Atlantic Breaker, 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 D.R. Fox was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and therefore suspended him for 2 racedays having taken his recent clean record into consideration.

D.E. Mullins, rider of Heartheecho trained by Miss Clare Louise Cannon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran green during this race.

119D Congratulating Kate And Michael Hcp S'ch

K.C. Sexton, rider of Ballyfinboy trained by J.R.Finn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran flat, made a mistake early in the race and was pulled up soon afterwards.

The Stewards interviewed Rachael Blackmore, rider of Personal Shopper (GB), concerning her 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 Rachael Blackmore was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using her whip with excessive frequency and R10(4) by failing to give her mount time to respond to the whip. The Stewards suspended Rachael Blackmore for 2 racedays having taken her recent record into consideration.

119E Friday Feeling H'cap S'chase

M.J. Ferris, rider of Pointview Gale trained by Liam Lennon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having burst a blood vessel during this race.

Peter L. Kavanagh, trainer of Town Pond, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Tuesday 24th May that the rider reported to him that the horse felt very flat in running.



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