Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downroyal 28th July 2017

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

John James Feane, trainer of Cappadocia (Declared in error) - €320

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

R.P. Cleary rode Free To Roam (reserve), trained by Adrian McGuinness (Race 4)
D.M. Melia rode House Limit (reserve), trained by J. Larkin (Race 6)

197B Apple Orchard H'cap

The Stewards interviewed R.P. Whelan, rider of Pillar (GB), 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 were of the opinion that R.P. Whelan was in breach of Rule 211 by failing to keep a straight line to the marker poles and therefore cautioned him having taken his good previous record into consideration.

197C Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn

C. O'Donoghue, rider of Sneem trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran green throughout this race.

K.J. Leonard, rider of Africa Prado (GB) trained by Adrian McGuinness, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran keenly in the early part of this race.

197D Magners Light H'cap

P.J. Smullen, rider of Arbourfield trained by Mrs Prunella Dobbs, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount had no room to challenge from one furlong out.

S. Foley, rider of Breezolini (GB) trained by Adrian Brendan Joyce, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount had no room to challenge from one furlong out.

197F Magners Original Apprentice H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Fairy Flute, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

197G Magners Forbidden Flavours H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Wooster, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Miss Colleen Murphy, regarding the failure of C. O'Donoghue, rider of Misty Mountain (USA), placed third to weigh in after this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that it was a lapse on his part and human error. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that C O'Donoghue was in breach of Rule 131(iii) and 230 (ii) and therefore suspended him for 5 racedays and ordered that he forfeit his riding fee. Furthermore Misty Mountain was disqualified in accordance with the provision of Rule 230(ii). Amended result: Boom Or Bush, placed first, All Of Me (GB), placed second, Lady Clinch, placed third, Buffalo Blues, placed fourth and Wooster, placed fifth.



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