Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 28th March 2018

057A Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

C.T. Keane, rider of Romme trained by G.M.Lyons, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran around a bit at the furlong marker.

057B Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

The Stewards interviewed B.M. Coen, rider of View The Bay, concerning the fact that he appeared to move across before reaching the marker poles. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered evidence from the rider and B. Slattery, authorised representative of A. Slattery, trainer of View The Bay, the Stewards were of the opinion that B.M. Coen was in breach of Rule 211 (a) and having considered his record in this regard suspended him for 1 raceday.

057C Event Riders Challenge Race H'cap

K.J. Leonard, rider of Doonard Prince trained by Ross O'Sullivan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly checked after a furlong.

The Stewards enquired into an incident approaching the bend involving Kindly (GB), ridden by D.W. O'Connor, Oneoveryou, ridden by C.D. Hayes, Plough Boy, ridden by W.M. Lordan, Doonard Prince, ridden by K.J. Leonard and Idyllic Acrylic (GB), ridden by J.A. Heffernan, where it appeared that Doonard Prince ran short of room and checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that any interference which occurred was accidental in nature and took no further action.

057G Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap

R.P. Cleary, rider of Lamh Ar Lamh trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount had to check going up the straight.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Sbraase (GB), ridden by D.W. O'Connor, and trained by J.F. Levins. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. D.W. O'Connor, stated that he was instructed to break smart, get in amongst horses, to keep his mount interested and to run as best as possible. He added that from draw 14 he broke slowly and therefore had to ride at the rear of the field, maintaining this position to the turn in to the home straight, but inside the final furlong, having passed tired horses, his mount levelled out and found no more in the closing stages. In his opinion his mount was nongenuine. J.F. Levins confirmed the instructions given to the rider, but felt that his charge had little interest in racing and despite changing his training routine, running him over various trips from 6 furlongs to 1 and a half miles and applying headgear, he has been unable to ignite his enthusiasm. In his opinion had the horse run genuinely he would have been placed. Evidence was also heard from Gary O' Gorman, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Senior rules of racing handicapper. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Sbrasse was stiff post race and also coughed while being examined. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.
Mr. J. Murphy, Chairman, absented himself from this enquiry which was chaired by Dr. P. Molony.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. J. Murphy (Chairman),
Dr. P. Molony,
Mr. D. McCorkell,
Mr. P. Duican,
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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