Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 13th November 2020

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

J. A. Heffernan rode Effernock Dieubon (reserve), trained by Miss Katy Brown (Race 6)
G. F. Carroll rode Queen Amidala (reserve), trained by Joseph G. Murphy (Race 8)

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R.P. Cleary, rider of Lady Kaz trained by Thomas Cleary, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran off the first bend a little.

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The Stewards fined J. S. Bolger, trainer, €65 for fitting the incorrect headgear to Bold Approach, prior to entering the parade ring.

The Stewards interviewed J.A. Powell, rider of Dalileo, 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 found J. A. Powell in breach of Regulation 10.3.b, the unnecessary hitting of a horse after its chance of winning or being place is clearly gone. Having considered J. A. Powell's record in this regard the Stewards cautioned him on this occasion.

The Stewards interviewed H. J. Horgan, rider of Bluebeard's Castle (USA), 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 found H. J. Horgan in breach of regulation 10.3.g, excessive frequency. Having considered H. J. Horgan's record in this regard the Stewards suspended H. J. Horgan for two racedays.

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S. Foley, rider of Happaugue trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount leaned right in the straight.

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O.J. Orr, rider of No Trouble trained by Noel C. Kelly, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left.

N.G. McCullagh, rider of Coolbawn Magic trained by J.F. O'Shea, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost its action in the straight.

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W.J. Lee, rider of Chummie trained by T.M. Walsh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran keen early on.

S.M. Mooney, rider of King Wasp trained by Nigel Thomas Slevin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got tight for room turning in.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving Styledome, ridden by R.C. Colgan, placed first and Froral Purl, ridden by L.F. Roche, placed fourth, where it appeared that interference may have occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Styledome had not improved its position in relation to Floral Purl and they therfore made no alteration to the Judges placings and took no further action other than to advise R. C. Colgan to ride with more care in the future.

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Styledome, trained by Ms. Sheila Lavery, placed first, compared with its most recent run. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that her charge had been running too keenly when ridden prominently and that a change of tactics today had allowed her charge to get cover and settle better, and this coupled with a step up to a mile had helped to bring about the apparent improvement in form. Evidence was also heard from Mr. Gary O'Gorman, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Senior Handicapper, who stated that todays run was a big improvement on it's previous run at Dundalk on the sixteenth of October and it was backed from 12/1 into 13/2 today. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation given.

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At the request of the Stewards, W.J. Lee, rider of Pearls Galore (FR), trained by P. Twomey, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran flat and found very little off the bridle.

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Siobhan Rutledge, rider of Magi Gal trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount hung left in the last furlong.

S. Foley, rider of Bare With Me trained by E. J. O'Grady, reported to the Clerk of Scales that he had to check for corrective measures close to the line.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Robert Dore (Chairman),

Ms. D. Brophy,

Mrs. S. Keegan,

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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