Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 18th November 2016

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

R. Coakley rode Shes No Joke (reserve) , trained by Mark Fahey (Race 7)
E.J. McNamara rode Im Waiting (reserve) , trained by Anthony McCann (Race 8)

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The Stewards enquired into an incident near the finish involving Sahreej, ridden by D.E. Sheehy, placed fourth, Master Bond (GB), ridden by C.J. McGovern, placed second, Aggression, ridden by S.B. Kelly, placed first and Danz Gift, ridden by W.M. Lordan, placed third, where it appeared Aggression drifted inwards towards the other runners in the closing stages. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Mr E. Sheehy, Master of D.E. Sheehy, attended this enquiry. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action.

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The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Coach Bombay, ridden by C.J. Gavin, and trained by Adrian Brendan Joyce. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. C.J. Gavin, rider, stated that he was instructed to jump off at the rear, get into the race around the final bend and come with one run. He added that he took a pull after leaving the stalls and dropped in last. He felt that his mount lost his action entering the straight and he left him alone until asking for a late effort by pushing him in the closing stages. He advised the Stewards that he slapped his mount down the shoulder on the home turn but felt the animal to be gone wrong behind, had hung on the first bend but did not change legs at any stage. He confirmed that he rode to his strongest ability in the closing stages. Adrian Brendan Joyce, trainer, confirmed the instructions and advised the Stewards that this animal had not raced for about eleven months and had recovered from two suspensories behind. He expressed complete dissatisfaction with the ride. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Coach Bombay was clinically abnormal post race. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations and furthermore advised C.J. Gavin that he must be seen to make more of an effort in the future. The Stewards also found C.J. Gavin to be in breach of Rule 213 by failing to report at the first instance that his mount had lost his action and consequently suspended him for 1 raceday.

C.J. Gavin, rider of Coach Bombay, trained by Adrian Brendan Joyce, reported at a Stewards' Enquiry that his mount lost his action during this race.

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