Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downroyal 2nd May 2016

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

K.C. Sexton rode Shan Dun na nGall (reserve) , trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 2)
A.P. Heskin replaced D. Meyler on Mia's Anthem, trained by Noel C. Kelly (Race 5) (Injured)

098A Mac-interiors M'dn H'dle

The Stewards interviewed Miss Elizabeth Doyle, trainer of Derulo, winner, concerning the fact that it appeared that the horse was returned in training on 27th April 2016 by the trainer without having provided Horse Racing Ireland with a record of it's performances outside of Ireland, as required under Rule 148 (vi).
Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned, who stated that she did not have a clear recollection of the manner in which she had returned Derulo in training.
Having considered the evidence, the Stewards referred the matter to the Chief Executive of the Turf Club for further investigation.

098G Jackson Court Hotel INH Flat Race

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages involving Cadeau Du Bresil (FR), ridden by Ms N. Carberry, Third Estate, ridden by Mr L.J. McGuinness, and Jaime Sommers, ridden by Mr C.M. Healy, where it appeared Cadeau Du Bresnil (FR) and Third Estate suffered 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 Mr C.M. Healy was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly, and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 2 racedays.

The Stewards interviewed Mr C.M. Healy, rider of Jaime Sommers, 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 Mr C.M. Healy was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (f) and Regulation 10 4, in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency and without giving his mount time to respond, and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 6 racedays.

Mr P.W. Mullins, rider of Poppets Prince, trained by S.J. Treacy, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran very green early, attempted to jump the running rail past the winning post with a circuit to go, and was eventually pulled up.



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