Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downpatrick 26th March 2017

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

C.M. Collins replaced L.J. McGuinness on Captain Von Trappe, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 4)(Stewards Permission).

054A WKD M'dn H'dle

A.W. Short, rider of Listinney Hill trained by Miss Suzy Barkley, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was lame behind on pulling up.

054B Guinness Rated H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Sanibel Island, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have a small cut on the right hind and to be slightly lame.

J.W. Kennedy, rider of Sanibel Island, trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount jumped poorly, never travelled and did not handle the track.

054C Roadstud Installations Limited Hcap Hdle

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Kilcaragh Boy, trained by Miss Denise Marie O'Shea, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount met with interference at the start and did not handle the track.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Kilcaragh Boy, trained by Miss Denise Marie O'Shea, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

054D Toals B'makers Ulster Nat. EBF H'cap Sch

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Folsom Blue trained by M.F. Morris, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount found the ground too quick.

D.J. McInerney, rider of Love Rory, trained by E. Bolger, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount jinked outside the rail on the approach to the seventh fence and unseated him.

054F Boardsmill Sires M'dn Hunters S'chase

Mr. G.M. Mangan, rider of Blue Templar, trained by E. Bolger, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung and stopped quickly.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Blue Templar, trained by E. Bolger, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

Mr. S. Clements, rider of Equal Status, trained by E. Bolger, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount burst a blood vessel which was confirmed by the Turf Club Veterinary Officer.

The Stewards interviewed Ms. Joy Wilson, authorised representative for Liam Lennon, trainer of Howwouldsheno, regarding the failure of the horse to enter the parade ring which resulted in Howwouldsheno being withdrawn by order of the Stewards. Evidence was heard from Ms. Wilson, who explained that the girth had broken in the stable yard while saddling and caused the delay. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards found that the trainer was in breach of Rule 32 and fined him €200 through his representative.

Seamus Neville, trainer of Howitsdone, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies that his charge scoped badly post race.



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