Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downpatrick 6th June 2014

133A Bright M'dn H'dle

Roy W. Tector, trainer of Ancient Warrior, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge was found to have burst a blood vessel on endoscopic examination.

Adrian Paul Keatley, trainer of Secret Approval, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge was found to have an irregular heart beat post race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Secret Approval, at the request of trainer, Adrian Paul Keatley, and reported the animal to have a marked irregular heartbeat post race.

133B Downpatricks Looking Good H'cap H'dle

Michael O'Hare, trainer of Keep Hope Alive (GB), reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge broke down in running.

M.J. Bolger, rider of Our La Scala Diva trained by R. K. Watson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having burst a blood vessel.

133C Racing All The Way H'cap H'dle

A. Ring, rider of Sea Of Steel trained by P.J. Rothwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and was pulled up.

133D Giro Beginners S'chase

The Stewards interviewed P. Townend, rider of Wicklow Gold (FR), 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 P. Townend was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using the whip with excessive force and frequency and R10(4) by failing to give his mount time to respond. The Stewards suspended P. Townend for 2 racedays having taken his good previous record into consideration. In reaching their decision the Stewards gave P. Townend the benefit of the doubt for the one hit with the whip after passing the winning post.

133E Now Your Talking H'cap S'chase

C.D. Maxwell, rider of Vicsaflia trained by Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled, was pulled up and subsequent to this the gelding coughed.

133F Catch Me If You Can Hunters S'chase

The Stewards fined P.A.Fahy, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Battle Bound, 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 received a report from P.L. Malone , Turf Club Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that Mr R. James , rider of Harbour Pirate (GER) , weighed in at 1.9 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who stated that he was tight to do the weight and had a drink of water and some fruit after weighing out. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Mr R. James was in breach of Rule 231 and they therefore suspended him for 1 raceday.

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