Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 10th April 2018

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

S.P. Davis rode Rock In Society (reserve) , trained by S. Donohoe (Race 5)

372A Dundalk Stadium H'cap

J.A. Heffernan, rider of Rapid Reaction, trained by J.F.Grogan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran very green in the straight.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Lady Sandy, at the request of trainer, Aidan F. Fogarty, and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages of this race involving Early Call, ridden by G.F. Carroll, placed fourth and Rapid Reaction, ridden by J.A. Heffernan, placed second, where it appeared that Rapid Reaction drifted to the right and carried Early Call off a straight course. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judges placings' and took no further action.

S. Foley, rider of Suzy's Company trained by A. Oliver, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount leaned right during this race.

372B Racing Again April 11th & 18th H'cap

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Mr Shelby, trained by S. Donohoe, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have blood on the nose as a result of Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage. Samples were taken for analysis.

S. Foley, rider of In My Place (GB) trained by F.Costello, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount found the surface to be too quick and hung to the left during this race.

Gerard Keane, trainer of Red All Star, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge lost his near fore shoe in running.

372C Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

The Stewards fined Charles O'Brien, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Gala N Dandy, 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.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Hence, trained by A.P.O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

C. O'Donoghue, rider of Rise Over Cloud, trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount got upset in the stalls and jumped out awkwardly.

372E LMFM Family Fun Day May 6th H'cap

K.J. Manning, rider of Fashaar (GB), trained by Anthony McCann, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount had his head down and stumbled when the gates opened, thereby losing ground and position.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Tynamite trained by P.F.McEnery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped to the left on leaving the stalls.

372F Irishinjuredjockeys.com Apprentice H'cap

The Stewards interviewed D.W. O'Connor, rider of Duke Of Waspington, 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.W. O'Connor was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended D.W. O'Connor for 1 raceday.

372G Dundalk Stadium M'dn

The Stewards interviewed J.A. Heffernan, rider of Champagne Pat, trained by Jonathan Sweeney, concerning his riding in the latter stages of this race where he eased when racing in fifth place before finishing seventh. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that his mount hung to the right from the start and had failed to make the running as instructed. He added that he asked for an effort on the approach to the straight but was unable to make any progress and in the latter stages his mount began to hang badly to the right. At this point he stopped riding to straighten his mount before finishing seventh in a tight finish for the minor placings. In his opinion this animal would be better suited to racing right handed. Having viewed the recording and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation.

J.A. Heffernan, rider of Champagne Pat, trained by Jonathan Sweeney, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung right at all stages of this race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Champagne Pat, trained by Jonathan Sweeney, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr P.N. Reynolds (Chairman),

Mrs. A. Millar,

Mr. F.G. Fitzsimons,

Mr. Hugh Hynes.



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


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