Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downroyal 20th June 2015

150A Louis Roederer H'cap

The Stewards interviewed D.M. Grant, rider of Little Sweetheart, concerning the fact that he appeared to move across before reaching the marker poles. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered evidence from the rider, the Stewards found D.M. Grant in breach of Rule 211 by failing to ride in a straight line until reaching the marker poles and having taken his record into account the Stewards severely cautioned the rider regarding his future behaviour in this regard.

150C Value Cabs H'cap

S. Foley, rider of Phils Wish trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost its action coming down the hill.

The Stewards requested a report from Lee Smyth, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Cheers Buddy, winner, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that this horse was carried wide last time at Dundalk and didn't travel. Today he instructed his rider to get to the rails and get covered up and it seemed to bring about a return to form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the contents of the report.

150D Magners Ulster Derby

The Stewards received a report from Mr. P.L. Malone , Turf Club Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that S. Foley , rider of Azzuri (GB) , weighed in at 1.7 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who stated that he drank some water at the start and this must account for the overweight on weighing-in. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that S. Foley was in breach of Rule 231 and they therefore suspended him for one race day.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Tuk Tuk (GB), trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal post race.

R.P. Cleary, rider of Brightly Shining, trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his saddle slipped coming out of stalls.



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