Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 2nd December 2016

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

K.J. Manning replaced M.A. Gallagher on Less Of That, trained by John James Feane (Race 1)(Stewards' Permission, see enquiry)
P.J. Smullen replaced M.A. Gallagher on Happy Company, trained by John James Feane (Race 4)(Stewards' Permission, see enquiry)
M.C. Hussey rode Bottleofsmoke (reserve) , trained by Gavin Cromwell (Race 8)

332A New Year's Eve Greyhound Racing M'dn

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Guardia Svizzera, trained by John M. Oxx, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards received a request from John James Feane, trainer, to substitute the nominated rider M.A. Gallagher, with K.J. Manning, on Less Of That in Race 1 and P.J. Smullen, on Happy Company in Race 4. The trainer stated that he had booked M.A. Gallagher through his agent as normal. He was subsequently notified by the rider this morning that he wouldn't be available to ride today. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards allowed the requested substitutions and imposed a fine of €200 (€400 in total) on M.A. Gallagher for each breach of Rule 196 (v).

John M. Oxx, trainer of Guardia Svizzera, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Monday 5th December that his charge was struck into during the race and found to be lame on Saturday morning.

332B Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the final furlong involving Russian Soul, ridden by S. Foley, placed third, Aggression, ridden by S.B. Kelly, placed second and Oneoveryou, ridden by C.P. Hoban, placed first, where it appeared Russian Soul received interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards reversed the placings of the second and third placed horses and took no further action.

The amended result now reads;
1st Oneoveryou
2nd Russian Soul
3rd Aggression
4th Go Kart
5th Split The Atom
6th Swiss Cross (GB)

332C(i) Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn (Division One)

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Oakledge, trained by W. McCreery, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Oakledge, trained by W. McCreery, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount missed the break and never travelled thereafter.

M.Halford, trainer of Cloudy Miss, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Monday 5th December that his charge was found to be in season on Saturday morning.

332D Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Appointment Only (GB), trained by John Joseph Murphy, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards fined Keith Henry Clarke, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Poetic Choice (GB), the winner of this race, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91.

332E Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay M'dn

The Stewards informed the representative of John Joseph Murphy, trainer that Abiquiu, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

The Stewards interviewed M.C. Hussey, rider of Almoner (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 M.C. Hussey in breach of Reg. 10 3.(f) and suspended the rider for two race days.



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