Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 2nd December 2020

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

Michael J. Browne, trainer of Keepthebestsideout (Off feed) - €200

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

W. M. Lordan rode Taakhy (GB) (reserve), trained by Lee Smyth (Race 2)
C. D. Maxwell rode Getgo (GB) (reserve), trained by Keith Henry Clarke (Race 2)

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Sam Ewing, rider of Treble Cone (GB) trained by Gerard Keane, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left.

W.T. Byrne, rider of Tio Esteban (FR) trained by W.J. Martin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost it's action in the straight.

The Stewards requested a report from Keith Henry Clarke, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of New Vocation, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Keith Henry Clarke stated that his charge had been dropped in on its recent runs and a change of tactics, to being ridden more prominently today, had helped to bring about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation given.

The Stewards requested a report from P. A. Fahy, Trainer of Dani's Boy, in relation to the late arrival of his charge into the parade ring. Having considered the report, the Stewards advised P. A. Fahy of his responsibilities in this regard.

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Sam Ewing, rider of Fryerns (GB) trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away.

T.E. Whelan, rider of Papal Parade trained by P.F.O'Donnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped very quickly.

M.P. Sheehy, rider of Manap (GB) trained by James Joseph Mangan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly left in the straight.

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M.A. Gallagher, rider of No Speed Limit (FR) trained by James McAuley, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount reared up in the stalls and missed the break.

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C.J. MacRedmond, rider of Ablah (USA) trained by Adrian McGuinness, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount missed the break.

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Sam Ewing, rider of Pretty Smart trained by Patrick Martin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran too keen.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the home straight involving Pillar (GB), ridden by C.J. MacRedmond, placed second and Ticks The Boxes, ridden by K.J. Manning, placed sixth, where it appeared that Pillar drifted right across Tick The Boxes. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action other than to advise C. J. MacRedmond to ride with more awareness in the future.

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The Stewards reviewed an incident shortly after leaving the stalls involving Point Reyes, ridden by C.D. Maxwell, Sagittarius Rising, ridden by Cillian McConnell, Legal Thriller, ridden by K.J. Manning, and Alhajjaj, ridden by Siobhan Rutledge, where it appeared several horses got tight for room. Having viewed the recording of the race, the Stewards were satisfied that no further action was warranted.

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D.E. Sheehy, rider of Fashaar (GB) trained by Anthony McCann, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. F. Cahill (Chairman),

Mr. N. B. Wachman,

Mr. P. Caffrey,

Mr. H. T. Hynes.



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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