Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 20th December 2019

350A Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race

S. Foley, rider of Lapses Linguae (FR) trained by Emmet Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right during this race.

350B BetVictor Bet 5 Get 30 Offer H'cap

The Stewards fined Denis Gerard Hogan, trainer, €65 for failing to fit cheek pieces to Lady In Lavender, prior to entering the parade ring.

350C1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

At the request of the Stewards, R.P. Downey, rider of Deadwood, trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount got lit up, ran very free throughout and ran green on the bends.

R.P. Cleary, rider of Abby Hatcher trained by James M. Barrett, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran shortr of room in the closing stages.

350C2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

T.E. Whelan, rider of Kerry Blue trained by Luke Comer, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stumbled when the gates opened.

350D Leading Jockey/Trainer Awards 2019 H'cap

The Stewards interviewed Vanessa Maye, rider of Geological, concerning her 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 Vanessa Maye was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using her whip with excessive frequency and R10(3)(i) by failing to allow her mount at least three strides to respond to the whip. Having taken her previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended Vanessa Maye for 2 racedays.

350E Crowne Plaza Race & Stay M'dn

S.B. Kelly, rider of Accept trained by Adrian McGuinness, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got tight for room after a furlong had been run.

Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Magic Charm, trained by Miss Natalia Lupini, as the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. Furthermore they informed the trainer that Magic Charm would be ineligible to run until the error is corrected to the satisfaction of the IHRB Veterinary Officer and any period of suspension imposed has expired.

350F Dundalk Stadium Light Up Your Night Hcap

The Stewards fined John James Feane, trainer, €65 for failing to fit cheek pieces to Spruce Meadows, prior to entering the parade ring.

350G Racing Returns 3rd January 2020 H'cap

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Candy Man, trained by Edward P.Harty, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have blood on the nose as a result of exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage.

Edward P.Harty, trainer of Candy Man, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge burst a blood vessel during this race.

T.E. Whelan, rider of Crinkell trained by M.A. Gunn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stumbled on the first bend.

R.P. Cleary, rider of Spanish Dawn trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran keen in the early part of this race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. L. McFerran (Chairman),

Ms. M. Cosgrave,

Mr. F. Fitzsimons,

Mr. N. McGrath,

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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