Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downpatrick 9th October 2020

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The Stewards requested a report from Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Laughing Trix, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The Trainer reported that this mare was having her first run since January at Ballinrobe last time where she didn't appreciate the going. She had won a point-to-point in the past and off a mark of 81 in an ordinary race she managed to come home in front. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

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B. Browne, rider of L'Un Deux Trois trained by Oliver McKiernan, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the third last.

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The Stewards interviewed D.J. Hand, rider of Rocky Court, 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 found the rider in breach of Reg.10.3.(g)(frequency) and having taken his record into account suspended him for 1 race day.

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B. Browne, rider of Cappacon trained by Oliver McKiernan, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount never travelled.

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The Stewards interviewed Mr D.G. Lavery, rider of The Dara Man, trained by John Patrick Ryan, concerning his riding in the closing stages where he appeared to stop riding and ease his mount when in fifth position and eventually finished sixth. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found the rider in breach of Rule 212 (iv) and suspended him for 2 race days.

Damian Murphy, trainer of My Mind Reader, reported to the Office of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board that his charge was found to be lame behind post race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Ms. A. Millar (Chairman)
Mr. F.G. Fitzsimons
Mrs. S. Keegan
Mr. P.D. Matthews



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


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