Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 18th November 2020

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Matthew J. Smith, trainer of Irish Poseidon (GER) (Off Feed) - €200

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

A.J. Slattery rode Stay With Me (reserve) , trained by D.J. Bunyan (Race 1)
C.P. Hoban rode Guanabara Bay (reserve) , trained by Adrian McGuinness (Race 3)
O.J. Orr rode Phantom Power (reserve) , trained by Edward Lynam (Race 8)

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The Stewards interviewed James J. Doyle, rider of Donoch (GB), 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 found the rider in breach of Reg.10.3.(g)(frequency) and having taken his record into account suspended him for 2 race days.

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Sam Ewing, rider of Sweet Affection trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount stopped very quickly.

A.J. Slattery, rider of Vivalicious trained by P.F.McEnery, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount burst.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Vivalicious trained by P.F.McEnery was found to have an exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage post race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Sweet Affection, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Grove Hill, trained by James McAuley, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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C.D. Hayes, rider of Speckled Meadow trained by Ms. Sheila Lavery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly hampered after 150 yards.

The Stewards enquired into an incident shortly after leaving the stalls involving Benedict Roezl, ridden by O.J. Orr, and Speckled Meadow, ridden by C.D. Hayes, where it appeared Speckled Meadow got hampered on 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 the incident was caused by accidental interference and took no further action. Mr. J.M. McGrath, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

Sam Ewing, rider of No Speed Limit (FR) trained by James McAuley, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount reared up in the starting stalls.

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The Stewards requested a report from Shane Nolan, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Miss Sassyboots, placed first, as compared with her most recent run. Shane Nolan reported that his charge ran most disappointingly at Leopardstown on the 9th June and made her reappearance today fitted with cheekpieces to help her to concentrate. He also contributed to her fast break from stalls today and her known preference for this racing surface to be further contributing factors to the improved performance. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the straight involving Muraahin (GB), ridden by Kyanna Van Buuren, Three Sevens, ridden by A.J. Slattery, Knock Flyer, ridden by M.P. Sheehy, and Irish Ambassador, ridden by G.M. Ryan, where it appeared Muraahin (GB) drifted towards the inside where Three Sevens and Irish Ambassador appeared to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Kyanna Van Buuren gave her evidence in the presence of John C. McConnell, Trainer. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found Kyanna Van Buuren in breach of Rule 214 (Careless Riding) and having taken her record into account suspended her for 3 race days and referred her to R.A.C.E. for 1 day.

The Stewards enquired into an incident just after the finish line involving Miss Sassyboots, ridden by S.M. Crosse, Kudbegood, ridden by Siobhan Rutledge, and Gormanston, ridden by S.M. Mooney, where it appeared Kudbegood appeared to stumble and almost unseat his rider. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action other than to advise S.M. Crosse and Siobhan Rutledge to ride with more awareness in future.

G.M. Ryan, rider of Irish Ambassador trained by Sarah Lynam, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was short of room in the first furlong of this race.

Anthony McCann, trainer of Little Camacho, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries on the 20th November that his charge was found to have burst a blood vessel on endoscopic examination the day following this run

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J.M. Sheridan, rider of Forza Libranno (FR) trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up on the turn into the straight having felt lame.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Forza Libranno (FR), trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be acutely tied up of unknown aetiology.

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B.M. Coen, rider of Drish Venture trained by Donal Commins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left throughout.

O.J. Orr, rider of Chevillon trained by Edward Lynam, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount missed the break.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the final furlong involving Macs Dilemma, ridden by J.M. Sheridan, Catherine Chroi, ridden by Sam Ewing, and Vazzy, ridden by L.F. Roche, where it appeared Macs Dilemma had to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Sam Ewing gave his evidence in the presence of Mr. Thomas Cleary, Trainer. 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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. P.N. Reynolds (Chairman)
Mr. J.M. McGrath
Rev. C. Hall-Thompson
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue.



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


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