Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downroyal 26th December 2016

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

Mr B.G. Crawford replaced Mr D. Skehan on Kilna Shane, trained by M.O. Quigley (Race 3) (Stewards Permission)

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D. Meyler, rider of Falcon Crest, trained by C.Roche, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled and was pulled up.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Falcon Crest, trained by C.Roche, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Valmy Baie (FR), trained by D.M. Christie, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal post race.

The Stewards interviewed Mr. Thomas Dreaper, authorised representative of J.T.R.Dreaper, trainer, concerning the fact that Grand Jesture refused to race. Evidence was heard from the authorised representative of the trainer concerned who stated that they have the horse just under a year, and have run him in a Point to Point once, where he jumped off at the start without any problems. This was his first run for them on the track, and he stated he intended bringing him back point to pointing in light of what happened today. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion J.T.R. Dreaper, was in breach of Rule 212 (b) and suspended Grand Jesture from running for 21 days.

Mr J.J. Codd, rider of Grand Jesture, trained by J.T.R.Dreaper, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount refused to race.

Mr B. O'Neill, rider of Valmy Baie (FR), trained by D.M. Christie, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled from flag fall.

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Miss Suzy Barkley, trainer of Listinney Hill, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her charge fell in this race and was found to have blood in both nostrils post race.

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The Stewards enquired into possible interference from approaching the last hurdle to the finish line involving Calino D'airy (FR), ridden by D. Robinson, winner and Turbojet (GB), ridden by J.J. Slevin, placed second, where it appeared Turcbojet (GB) suffered some interference. 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 judges placings and took no further action.
Mr James Hunt, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Ms Colleen Murphy, regarding the failure of C.M. Collins, rider of Caerleon Kate (GB), dead heated for 6th place, to weigh in after this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion C.M. Collins was in breach of Rule 227 (i) in that he failed to weigh in after this race and they cautioned him accordingly. Furthermore, using their powers under Rule 231, they disqualified Caerleon Kate (GB) from dead heated 6th place and amended the result to read:
Winner: Calino D'Airy
Second: Tubojet (GB)
Third: Black Ace
Fourth:Robin Des Mana
Fifth: Comber Mill (FR)
Sixth:Racing Stripes.
Mr James Hunt, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

346G Bet With The Tote (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards fined Gordon Elliott, trainer, €65 for failing to fit a tongue tie to Broken Soul, prior to entering the parade ring.

The Stewards interviewed C.M. Collins, rider of Oakley Hall, placed second, concerning his use of the whip in the closing 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 C.M. Collins was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (f) in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 1 raceday.



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