Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downroyal 1st September 2017

241B Allied Bakeries (Mares) M'dn H'dle

R. Walsh, rider of Court Artist, trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount made a bad mistake at the fourth last hurdle.

A representative of Miss Nicole McKenna, trainer of Ellas Ma, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her charge lost a front shoe during this race.

241C Linden Foods H'cap H'dle

P.E. Corbett, rider of Airdrigh trained by S.R.B. Crawford, reported to the Clerk of Scales that he pulled up his mount at a very early stage of this race after his saddle had slipped.

The Stewards interviewed B.J. Foley, rider of Sierra Law (GB), 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 B.J. Foley was in breach of R10(4) by failing to give his mount time to respond and therefore suspended him for 2 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration.

241D Tayto Group Ltd. M'dn H'dle

The Stewards requested a report from Miss Elizabeth Doyle, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Bosco Di Alco (FR), placed first, as compared with its recent run at Galway 6th August. The trainer reported that her charge had shown his best form on good ground and was also a winner of an I.N.H Flat race here in the past but he was unable to handle the soft underfoot conditions at Galway on his most recent run. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

The Stewards fined Miss Elizabeth Doyle, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Bosco Di Alco (FR), 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.

241F Hovis H'cap H'dle

D.N. Russell, rider of Boudry (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that he was in some discomfort after his mount made a bad mistake at the first hurdle and consequently was unable to ride him during the early part of this race.

A. Ring, rider of Hannah Huxwell trained by H. Smyth, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung throughout this race.

The Stewards requested a report from Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Uptake (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent run at Tramore 17th August. The trainer reported that his charge failed to handle the pace and tight track at Tramore and lost enthusiasm when passed after the fourth last hurdle whereas today he was more comfortable on the bigger galloping track where he was dropped in off the pace and delivered his challenge comfortably. He also felt that the underfoot conditions today was also a contributing factor to the improved performance. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

The Stewards requested a report from Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Uptake (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent run at Tramore 17th August. The trainer reported that his charge failed to handle the pace and tight track at Tramore and lost enthusiasm when passed after the fourth last hurdle whereas today he was more comfortable on the bigger galloping track where he was dropped in off the pace and delivered his challenge comfortably. He also felt that the underfoot conditions today was also a contributing factor to the improved performance. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

241G Dale Farm Dromona (Mares) INH Flat Race

The Stewards fined Peter Fahey, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of April Serenade, 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.



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