Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 30th January 2015

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

E.J. McNamara replaced J.A. Heffernan on Silver Sally, trained by Thomas P. Cummins (Race 1)(Injured)
D.P. McDonogh replaced J.A. Heffernan on Larghetto (USA), trained by W. McCreery (Race 6)(Injured)
C.R. King replaced J.A. Heffernan on Labbezanga, trained by Dermot Anthony McLoughlin (Race 7)(Injured)

020C Dundalk Stadium Light Up Your Night Hcap

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of The Islander, ridden by Anastasia O'Brien, and trained by A.P.O'Brien. Evidence was heard from the trainer's Authorised representative and rider concerned. Kieran Murphy, Authorised Representative of A.P. O'Brien, trainer, stated that the rider was instructed to drop the colt out, get him to settle and to do the best that she could. He added that this colt had run very free the last day and did not get home in a one mile race. In his opinion the colt appeared to be hanging to the left and the right but was not going forwards which suggested that he was an ungenuine type. He was satisfied with the ride. Ana O'Brien, rider, confirmed the instructions and stated that she wanted to get cover and to get her mount to relax from flagfall but found herself to be racing wide early on and he was taking a good hold. She added that the colt eventually settled but on commencing her challenge in the straight she felt that the colt ran away from the whip both sides but failed to race forwards and felt ungenuine. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that The Islander was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations.

L.F. Roche, rider of Grey Danube, trained by D.J. Bunyan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung left in running.

020F Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey&Trainer Hcap

D. O'Brien, rider of Bishan Bedi, trained by A.P.O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was unable to get an opening when trying to challenge in the closing stages.

C.R. King, rider of Plough Boy, trained by Garvan Donnelly, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount received a bump from behind and lost his hind legs when challenging in the closing stages.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that The Dancing Lord (GB) trained by John Geoghegan was found with blood in both nostrils when examined post race.

020G Fundraising Made Easy Dundalk Rated Race

C.T. Keane, rider of Thirteen Diamonds, trained by G.M.Lyons, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung right in the latter stages of this race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Thirteen Diamonds, trained by G.M.Lyons, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have a discharge from the right nostril.

020H Winter Racing At Dundalk H'cap

The Stewards interviewed M.C. Hussey, rider of Mount Flora, winner, 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 were satisfied that he was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and consequently cautioned him having taken his good previous record into consideration.



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