Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downroyal 26th August 2016

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

C. Brassil replaced R. Walsh on Rogue Agent, trained by R.P. McNamara (Race 5)(Injured)
P. Townend replaced R. Walsh on Bobarlee, trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 2)(Injured)

238D SHS Group H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into an incident close to the finish involving Fighting Days, ridden by P. Townend, unplaced, Hunters Vision, ridden by D.G. Hogan, unplaced and Our Jerry, ridden by J.J. Burke, placed third, where it appeared that both Fighting Days and Hunters Vision ran short of room. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that any interference was accidental in nature and took no further action.

C. Brassil, rider of Kilcaragh Boy trained by John Neilan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount slipped turning out of the back straight.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Tintown Robin trained by Vincent Laurence Halley, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount slipped turning into the straight.

238E Tayto Group M'dn H'dle

K.C. Sexton, rider of Benny In Milan trained by Peter Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was flat out throughout this race.

N.P. Madden, rider of General Gold trained by Victor Wilson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having burst a blood vessel in running.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Goldflinch trained by Sabrina J. Harty, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount changed legs in running and did not feel right.

The Stewards requested a report from Peter Fahey, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Peregrine Run, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Peter Fahey reported that this was a weak quality of race which he felt that his charge was entitled to win on his best form. He added that he was a consistent horse when running in I.N.H.S Flat races with his best form gained on good ground. With reference to his most recent runs he stated that his yard had been under a cloud for some time but his horses appear to have regained their form in recent times. He further added that his charge did not race between January and May when reappearing to run disappointingly and since then he ran in a handicap hurdle before returning to maiden company today on his preferred good ground. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

238F Coca Cola H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into an incident after the third last hurdle involving Manuka, ridden by D. Meyler, placed third, Call Vinnie, ridden by R.A. Doyle, placed fifth, Dom Lukka (FR), ridden by A.E. Lynch, unplaced and Mr Smith (GB), ridden by P.T. Enright, unplaced, where it appeared that Call Vinnie made a manoeuvre that caused some 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 the incident was caused by R.A. Doyle riding carelessly and consequently severely cautioned him having taken his good previous record into consideration. Furthermore the Stewards advised the four riders concerning their responsibility to furnish accurate evidence at an enquiry.

238G Dale Farm (Mares) INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr A.J. Fox, rider of Breeda Mulfahey, 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 Mr A.J. Fox was in breach of R10(3)(b) by using his whip when his chance of winning or being placed was clearly gone and consequently suspended him for 2 racedays having taken his good previous record into consideration.

The Stewards enquired into an incident over two furlongs from the finish involving Jazz Mine, ridden by Mr D. Skehan, placed sixth and Amarillo Rose, ridden by Ms L. O'Neill, placed third, where it appeared that Jazz Mine received 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 the incident was caused by Ms L. O'Neill riding carelessly and consequently suspended her for 1 raceday having taken her good previous record into consideration.



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