Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downpatrick 6th May 2016

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

B. R. Hamilton, trainer of Illuminati (FR) (Ground) - €200

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

L.P. Dempsey replaced P. Townend on Sarah Joyce, trained by Colin Bowe (Race 4)(Injured)

102A Downe M'dn H'dle

R.C. Colgan, rider of Carnduff trained by S.R.B. Crawford, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung throughout this race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Henry Howard, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

C.D. Maxwell, rider of Rory's Valentine trained by J.Larkin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise during this race.

102C Strictly At Downpatrick Races H'cap H'dl

The Stewards requested a report from W.F. Codd, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Tellthemnuttin, placed first, as compared with its recent form. W.F. Codd reported that his charge had been running on heavy ground but struggled to handle it. Today she appreciated the good ground conditions and he believes that this was the sole reason for the improved run. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

The Stewards enquired into the falls of Maighnealta, ridden by B.R. Dalton, Gold Class (GB), ridden by P. Townend and Nevada Rose, ridden by S. Torrens on the rise to the top of the track Evidence was heard from B.R. Dalton and S. Torrens. P. Townend was unavailable to give evidence as he was detained in the ambulance room. Having considered the evidence and viewed a recording of the race, the Stewards considered the falls to be accidental and took no further action.

102D Waltz From A Samba M'dn H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Steel's Cotton (GB), trained by I. R. Ferguson, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

102E Celebrity Judges H'cap S'chase

R.C. Colgan, rider of One Cool Clarkson (GB), trained by Neil McKnight, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled on the ground and was pulled up.

Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.

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