Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downpatrick 22nd March 2015

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

P. Carberry replaced D.N. Russell on Glenconkeyne, trained by Noel C. Kelly (Race 3)(Injured)
L.P. Dempsey rode Mustadrik (USA) (reserve) , trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 3)
D.E. Mullins replaced D.N. Russell on Sir Ector (USA), trained by J.J.Lambe (Race 2)(Injured)
D.J. Mullins replaced B.J. Geraghty on Jumptoconclusions, trained by E. J. O'Grady (Race 3)(Injured)

055B Visit Rated H'dle

The Stewards interviewed D.R. Fox, rider of Idlewild (GB), unplaced, trained by Mark Michael McNiff, concerning his riding in the latter stages of this race, where it appeared he eased his mount down approaching the finishing line, thereby losing 5th place. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that his mount had made the running, and got tired after jumping the last and admitted he eased him heavily in the closing stages. Having viewed the recording and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion D.R. Fox was in breach of Rule 212 in that he failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures to obtain his best possible placing, and having taken his record into account, they severely cautioned him.

055D Toals B'makers Ulster Nat. EBF H'cap Sch

P. Townend, rider of More Madness trained by Terence O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined More Madness, trained by Terence O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

055G Horse First (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards enquired into an incident at the top of the track involving Gentleman Moore, ridden by Mr S. Crawford, and Easy To Find, ridden by Mr J.F. O'Meara, where it appeared Easy To Find suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion Mr S. Crawford was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden improperly, and having taken his good record into account, they suspended him for 3 racedays.

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