Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 1st February 2019

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

William J. Fitzpatrick, trainer of Crossingoz (Transport failure) - €200

020A Racing TV #12.00 Offer H'cap

D.W. O'Connor, rider of Amanaat trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got caught in a pocket and was unable to get any run in the straight.

W.M. Lordan, rider of Danz Gift trained by Ms. Sheila Lavery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount reared up and lost ground when the stalls opened.

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D.E. Sheehy, rider of Fairy Tango trained by Sarah Lynam, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away from the stalls and at a later stage hung left in the straight.

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The Stewards enquired into an incident about one furlong from the finish involving Gougane Barra (USA), ridden by R.P. Whelan, placed first and Masalai, ridden by O.J. Orr, placed fourth, where it appeared that Gougane Barra (USA) ducked unexpectedly when the whip was applied. 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 accidental in nature and took no further action.

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The Stewards received a report from A.J. Slattery, Rider, that on arrival at the start his mount Amberscole took fright from the noise of the stalls being tested and ducked quickly giving him no chance of staying in the saddle. .

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The Stewards interviewed D.W. O'Connor, rider of Lily's Prince, 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 were of the opinion that D.W. O'Connor was in breach of R10 (3)(f) by using his whip with excessive force and R10 (4) by failing to give his mount time to respond to the whip. Having considered his previous record, the Stewards suspended D.W. O'Connor for 1 raceday.

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The Stewards informed Joseph Patrick O'Brien, trainer that Crockford, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

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. Justice T. Hunt,

Mr. M. Magnier,

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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