Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downpatrick 9th May 2014

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The Stewards fined Peter Fahey, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Mine Now, 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 enquired into an incident approximately 4 furlongs from the finish involving Mine Now, ridden by Mr R. Deegan, placed fourth, Mexican Border (GER), ridden by M. Darcy, unplaced, and Solidago, ridden by A.J. Fox, also unplaced, where it appeared Mexican Border (GER) suffered interference, clipped a heel and stumbled badly.
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 R. Deegan was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 2 racedays.

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The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the final furlong involving Royal Chief, ridden by M.P. Butler, winner, and Jim Bowie, ridden by Andrew J.McNamara, placed second,where it appeared Jim Bowie 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 that while interference occured, they could not be satisfied that the winner had improved his finishing position as a result of the interference and so they made no alteration to the judges' placings and took no further action.

The Stewards requested a report from Eoin Doyle, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Royal Chief, winner, as compared with its recent form.
However, neither the trainer nor an authorised representative were present to give the report, and so the Stewards referred the matter to the Chief Executive of the Turf Club for further investigation.

P. Townend, rider of Bank Bonus (GB), trained by Eoin Griffin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled.

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D.E. Mullins, rider of Lisa's Legacy (GB), trained by R.P.Burns, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount didn't stay the trip.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Lisa's Legacy (GB), trained by R.P.Burns, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Better Part Of Me, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

Ms N. Carberry, rider of Better Part Of Me, trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount hung left throughout.



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