Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 16th November 2020

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

G.F. Carroll replaced J.A. Heffernan on Tanseeq (GB), trained by John C. McConnell (Race 3)(Rider administration error)
C.J. McGovern replaced J.A. Heffernan on Shatharaat, trained by J.J.Lambe (Race 7)(Rider administration error)

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Centuron, trained by J.P. Murtagh, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

B.M. Coen, rider of Centuron trained by J.P. Murtagh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was very tight for room on the turn into the straight.

Sam Ewing, rider of Fine Distraction trained by D.J. Bunyan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got upset in the starting stalls.

G.P. Brouder, rider of Putonthenews trained by J.A. Nash, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount shied on the home turn from a horse manoeuvering into his path at a safe distance.

The Stewards enquired into an incident on the turn into the straight involving Centuron, ridden by B.M. Coen, unplaced, Putonthenews, ridden by G.P. Brouder, unplaced and Twilight Man (GB), ridden by A.J. Slattery, placed second, where it appeared that Centuron was impeded when racing close to the rails. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that any interference was accidental in nature and took no further action.

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A.J. Slattery, rider of Mi Esperanza trained by A. Kinsella, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right throughout this race.

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Sam Ewing, rider of Treble Cone (GB) trained by Gerard Keane, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left during this race.

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T.P. Madden, rider of Cooper's Hawk trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount reared up on leaving the starting stalls and was slowly away.

M.A. Gallagher, rider of Ferrybank (GB) trained by T.M. Walsh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran green in the early stages of this race and hung right throughout the race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Uno Miligre (GB), trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be coughing post race.

The Stewards interviewed A.J. Farragher, rider of Mirage More, concerning the fact that he appeared to move across before reaching the marker poles. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered evidence from the rider, the Stewards were of the opinion that A.J. Farragher was in breach of Rule 211 by failing to ride in a straight line until reaching the marker poles. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended A.J. Farragher for 1 raceday.

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The Stewards enquired into an incident in the back straight between the five and six furlong markers involving Caesar's Comet, ridden by J.M. Sheridan, unplaced, Linus Larrabee, ridden by D.P. McDonogh, placed first, Tai Sing Yeh, ridden by D.W. O'Connor, placed fifth and Praying Mantis, ridden by K.J. Manning, unplaced, where it appeared that Caesar's Comet was tight for room when racing close to the running rail. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that any interference was caused by general bunching and took no further action.

J.M. Sheridan, rider of Caesar's Comet trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was squeezed out when racing close to the rails about five and a half furlongs from the finish.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. J. Hunt (Chairman),

Mr. P. Law,

Ms. A. Millar,

Mr. P.D. Matthews.



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


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