Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downroyal 8th September 2017

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

P.D. Deegan, trainer of First Excursion (GB) (Off feed) - €200

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

G.P. Halpin rode Flojo (reserve), trained by J.G. Coogan (Race 1)
R.P. Coakley rode Volta Do Mar (reserve), trained by Denis W. Cullen (Race 5)
C.P. Hoban replaced C. O'Donoghue on Ellona, trained by P.D. Deegan (Race 4)(Stewards Permission)

248C Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn

S.P. Davis, rider of Triple Sec trained by P.J. Prendergast, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stumbled on leaving the starting stalls.

248D West Coast Cooler Rose Nursery H'cap

The Stewards interviewed D.E. Sheehy, rider of Magic Sea, concerning his use of the whip in the latter 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 D.E. Sheehy was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive force and frequency. Having taken his previous record into consideration the Stewards suspended D.E. Sheehy for 2 racedays. Mr Desmond McDonogh accompanied D.E. Sheehy at this enquiry.

248E Weatherbys H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Power Of Ten, trained by R.P. McNamara, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame post race.

The Stewards enquired into an incident about one furlong from the finish involving Latchet, ridden by K.J. Manning, placed sixth, Favorite Story (GB), ridden by S. Foley, unplaced and Town Ranger, ridden by C.P. Hoban, unplaced, where it appeared that Favorite Story (GB) came off a straight line and drifted when under pressure. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the incident was accidental in nature and took no further action.

248F West Coast Cooler Apprentice H'cap

The Stewards interviewed Gavin Cromwell, trainer, concerning the failure to nominate a rider before the designated time for Isabella Vite. Evidence was heard from the trainer who stated that he had secured the services of Donagh O'Connor in anticipation of the weights rising by 4lbs but this did not happen and that rider would have been subjected to carrying some overweight which his Master, J.F. Levins did not agree with. As this was an Apprentice race there were little options to secure a rider to do 8st 6lbs and the owners requested for an experienced rider to ride their animal. . Having considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted the explanation offered and allowed the request for K.J. Leonard to ride his charge.

The Stewards enquired as to whether Conron, trained by Michael Halford, was a suitable ride for an inexperienced rider, Scott McCullagh, having observed that the animal became fractious at different times before the start of this race and then lost considerable ground after the stalls opened. Michael Halford stated that his charge was a very quiet ride at home and had not previously given any difficulty when racing. He felt that the animal acted completely out of character. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

248G West Coast Cooler Ulster Cesarewitch Hcp

R.P. Cleary, rider of Magna Cartor (GB) trained by John Joseph Hanlon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stumbled badly coming out of the starting stalls.



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