Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 14th February 2020

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

Anthony McCann, trainer of Red Cymbal (GB) (Transport difficulties) - €200
D.J. Bunyan, trainer of Mister Trader (GB) (Off-feed) - €200
Anthony McCann, trainer of Smart Stinger (USA) (Transport difficulties) - €200

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

C. J. Mcgovern rode Ragtime Red (reserve) , trained by Anthony McCann (Race 6)
James J. Doyle rode Dani's Boy (reserve) , trained by P.A.Fahy (Race 7)

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Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following delays: Race 1 + 1 minute.

The Stewards interviewed Anthony McCann, trainer of Red Cymbal(GB) and Smart Stinger, non runners in races one and seven owing to transport difficulties, and where the trainer had runners in races six and eight. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned, who stated that he had left his yard with two lorries at 14:45 and shortly afterwards encountered difficulties with the lorry carrying Red Cymbal and Smart Stinger. Despite his best efforts and with mechanical assistance he was unable to get the vehicle started again or the horses off the vehicle. Having considered the evidence the Stewards, while sympathising with the situation that Mr. McCann found himself in were satisfied that he was in breach of Rule 194(e) and fined him €200 in respect of each non runner. Furthermore the stewards suspended Red Cymbal and Smart Stinger from running for two days.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Super Julius (GB), trained by S. Donohoe, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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W.M. Lordan, rider of Bye Bye Brussels trained by A.J. McNamara, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount hung left.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Saga Bolton, trained by Brian M. McMahon, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame post race.

R. Coakley, rider of Miss Clash trained by Patrick Breen, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise in the home straight.

R.C. Colgan, rider of Saga Bolton trained by Brian M. McMahon, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount finished lame.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the home straight involving Gougane Barra (USA), ridden by N.G. McCullagh, placed fifth, Sayesse (GB), ridden by O.J. Orr, unplaced and Saga Bolton, ridden by R.C. Colgan, unplaced, where it appeared that O.J. Orr's mount ran onto heels and had to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations given and they took no further action.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. R. Dore (Chairman),
Mr. C. Cunningham,
Mr. F. G. Fitzsimons,
Mr. H. Lappin,
Mr L. Walsh.



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


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