Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downroyal 17th March 2016

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

C. Brassil replaced M.F. Mooney on Hawkeye Hero, trained by S.G.Walsh (Race 1)(Stewards' Permission)

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The Stewards fined M.F. Mooney, rider of Hawkeye Hero, €200 under Rule 196 for failing to present himself to be weighed out. The Stewards further allowed the substitution C. Brassil for M.F. Mooney in this race.

I.J. McCarthy, rider of Cappuccino Man, trained by Oliver McKiernan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount found the ground too quick.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference after the last hurdle involving Laid Back Luke, ridden by R.C. Colgan, placed second and Mount Beckham, ridden by S.W. Flanagan, placed first, where it appeared both horses bumped in the closing stages. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings and took no further action.

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The Stewards interviewed C. Brassil, rider of Troll D'Oudairies (FR), trained by Martin Brassil, concerning his riding inside the last 50 yards. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed the recording and considered the evidence, the Stewards found C. Brassil in breach of Rule 212 by failing to take all reasonable measures to obtain his best possible place and having taken his record into account suspended him for four race days and ordered that he forfeit his riding fee.

V. T. O'Brien, trainer of Fureys Cross, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge showed signs of being in-season post race

S.D. Torrens, rider of Nevada Rose, trained by H. Smyth, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount didn't handle the ground and was pulled up.



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