Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downroyal 31st August 2018

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

M.J. Bolger replaced M.A. Enright on Fred The Foot, trained by John C. McConnell (Race 6)(injured).

244A Allied Bakeries 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the early stages of this race involving Lever Du Soleil (FR), ridden by A.E. Lynch and Viscount Wilson (GB), ridden by D.N. Russell, where it appeared that Lever Du Soleil ran short of room on the rails. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action.

D.N. Russell, rider of Viscount Wilson (GB) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran very green.

244C Hovis H'cap H'dle

B. Hayes, rider of Moanbaun Maestro trained by P.A.Fahy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up injured.

244F Kerry Foods H'cap H'dle

The Stewards fined Oliver McKiernan, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Call Me Pj, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Call Me Pj in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90 (iv).

The Stewards interviewed M.F. Mooney, rider of King's War, 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 that M.F. Mooney was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (g), in that he used his whip with his arm above shoulder height, and Regulation 10.4, in that he used his whip without giving his mount time to respond. Having considered his previous record in this regard, the Stewards suspended M.F. Mooney for three (3) racedays and ordered him to attend R.A.C.E for one (1) day's tuition on the correct use of the whip.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Mr. L. McFerran (Chairman),
Mr. J. Hunt,
Ms. M. Cosgrave,
Mr. P. Stewart,
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue.



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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