Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downroyal 7th May 2018

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

K.C. Sexton rode Realta Dawn (reserve) , trained by Peter Fahey (Race 1)

101A Pat O'Hare Bookmakers M'dn H'dle

S.D. Torrens, rider of Back To Bataan trained by Mervyn Torrens, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left throughout.

D.N. Russell, rider of Judgement Day trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made jumping errors throughout.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Realta Dawn, ridden by K.C. Sexton, and trained by Peter Fahey. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. The rider stated that his instructions were to jump off towards rear and try to switch the filly off as she is a keen sort. He was flat out from the third last and his mount didn't pick up. He applied the whip twice after the last where he passed only tired horses. He felt that the filly needs to learn to switch off and settle. The trainer confirmed the instructions. He expressed himself satisfied with the ride and stated that this filly was having her first run for him and from his experience of her she is a keen filly that needed to be dropped-in. She was fitted with ear plugs today to help her settle. She was 100% fit and the good ground was suitable. He felt that this is a filly that travels well but does not quicken.
Evidence was also heard from the IHRB NH Handicapper, Mr. S. Quinn, who stated that this filly was having her third run today and would ordinarily be handicapped after this run, it had run to a similar level to its last run but its first run appeared to be its best run to date.
The Stewards also received a report from the IHRB Veterinary Officer who reported that this filly was post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.
Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Justice Ears, ridden by J.W. Kennedy, and trained by David Peter Dunne. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. J.W. Kennedy, stated that his instructions were to jump away last and try to settle his mount as the horse can be free, once settled he was instructed to ride his race. In the race his mount failed to settle and raced very, very freely throughout. He stated that after the first hurdle his mount never dropped the bit thoughout but he nursed the horse home as best he could. David Peter Dunne, confirmed the instructions given to the rider that the horse was to be dropped out and settled if possible. He expressed himself satisfied with the ride and stated that this horse is prone to running keen since the days when he raced over shorter distances on the flat. The only way to ride him was, in his opinion, to either make all or drop him out completely. He is of the opinion that the horse only just stays two miles.
The IHRB NH Handicapper, Mr. S. Quinn, stated that this was the horse's third run over hurdles today and that the run represented the horse's best run over hurdles to date.
The Stewards also received a report from the IHRB Veterinary Officer who reported that the horse was post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

101D Daily Mirror Beginners S'chase

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Miss Colleen Murphy, that Rachael Blackmore, rider of Whatsinthecorner, trained by John Joseph Hanlon, placed seventh, weighed in 21lbs light. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. The rider stated that she was aware when finishing that the lead cloth had become dislodged at some stage as she finished with just a saddle and a number cloth and brought this to the attention of the trainer. The trainer stated that due to the conformation of the horse the saddle has been prone to slipping in the past but that the girth was securely tightened as normal today. The Stewards noted the video evidence where the lead cloth appeared to become dislodged as the horse jumped the second last fence. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards disqualified Whatsinthecorner from seventh place and took no further action.

101E Daily Mirror H'cap S'chase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Our Dougal, trained by Henry de Bromhead, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have an exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage.

101F Peggy Hagan Memorial Hunters S'chase

The Stewards fined C.A.McBratney, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Captain Cook (GER), in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

101G Bet With The Tote INH Flat Race

The Stewards fined M.F.Morris, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Baily Thunder (GB), in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

D.J. Bunyan, trainer of Gone Dancin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge was found to have lost a hind shoe post race

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr Raymund S. Martin (Chairman)
Mr Finbar Cahill
Mr H M Ferguson
Mr Joe Collins
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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