Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 22nd December 2017

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

Luke Comer, trainer of Introductory (Off Feed) - €200

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

S. Foley replaced R.P. Downey on Noble Kingsway, trained by Keith Henry Clarke (Race 1)(Injury)
N.G. McCullagh replaced S. Foley on Lookitsme, trained by Sarah Dawson (Race 1)(Stewards' Permission)
D.P. Linehan replaced R.P. Downey on Rivellino (GB), trained by Adrian McGuinness (Race 3)(Injury)

345A Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Race

The Stewards enquired into an incident shortly after leaving stalls involving Theobald, ridden by K.J. Manning, Noivo, ridden by O.J. Orr, Palariva, ridden by C.T. Keane, Aishling's Secret (GB), ridden by S. Foley, Candle In The Wind, ridden by B.M. Coen and Iceni, ridden by N.G. McCullagh, where it appeared Candle In The Wind got squeezed for room on the inner and checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. B.M. Coen gave his evidence in the presence of his master, Andrew Slattery, Trainer. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards didn't apportion blame to any individual rider as they considered the interference to be caused by a general movement towards the inside. They further reminded B.M. Coen of his responsibilities under Rule 213 to report anything which may have affected the running of his horse in a race.

B.M. Coen, rider of Candle In The Wind, trained by Michael C. Connell, reported to the Stewards that his mount was squeezed back on the inner as a result of pressure from his outside.

N.M. Crosse, rider of Well Why Not trained by Adrian McAllister, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left in the straight.

345B Crowne Plaza Race & Stay App. Rated Race

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Koybig, trained by P.J.F. Murphy, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have coughed a few times while being examined, probably as a result of kickback.

345C Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

N.M. Crosse, rider of Night Myth trained by John Joseph Hanlon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away.

S. Foley, rider of Flemings Hill trained by Garrett James Power, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount changed legs when coming off the bridle and hung right.

345D Leading Jockey & Trainer Awards 2017 Hcp

S. Foley, rider of Cascavelle trained by R.P. McNamara, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was leaning to the right up the straight.

345E Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk M'dn

S. Foley, rider of The Thruster trained by A. Oliver, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount finished lame.

R. Coakley, rider of Bobeska trained by Kevin F. O'Donnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right.

345F Winter Series At Dundalk 2018 H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the straight involving Mainicin, ridden by K.J. Manning, Carried, ridden by S. Foley, and Thunder Speed (GB), ridden by W.M. Lordan, where it appeared Carried drifted towards the inside when under pressure. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action.

345G Racing Returns 5th January 2018 H'cap

W.J. Lee, rider of Trump Card, trained by Conor O'Dwyer, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount faded in the straight.

345H Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Bracebridge Hall, ridden by D.P. Linehan, and trained by J.P. Murtagh. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. D.P. Linehan, stated that his instructions were to sit in the box seat, follow the leaders and ride his race from there. His horse became a little worked up before the start. He travelled well in the first half of the race but in the straight his mount was a little reluctant when coming under pressure, backed off and weakened. Regarding his whip use, the rider stated that he used the whip down the shoulder, and twice behind the saddle with the first attempt to use the whip behind the saddle not landing due to entanglement with a fellow rider's whip. He felt his mount may benefit from the application of head gear in the future. J.P. Murtagh, confirmed the instructions and expressed his satisfaction with the ride given. He stated that this horse has faded when ridden close to the pace in the past. He instructed his rider to keep his horse on the bridle for as long as possible and to come and quicken with one short run. He felt his charge carried his head a little high and may have found the surface a little on the quick side. Evidence was also heard from Mark Bird, Turf Club Handicapper. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who reported that this horse was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered. They also advised D.P. Linehan to be seen to make more substantial effort in the straight in future.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Stewards acted at this meeting;
Mr. L. McFerran (Chairman)
Mr. P Caffrey
Ms. M. Cosgrave
Mr. J.G.J. McCoy
Mr. L. Walsh



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