Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 5th February 2016

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

P.O'Rourke, trainer of Bruno Boru (off feed) - €200

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

W.M.Lordan replaced G.F. Carroll on Inner Knowing, trained by Ross O'Sullivan (Race 4)(see report)
Oisin Orr rode Canon Law (reserve) , trained by Adrian Brendan Joyce (Race 8)

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The Stewards fined P.D. Deegan, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Mystery Gal, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

Anastasia O'Brien, rider of Birthplace, trained by A.P.O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount sweated up at the start and may benefit from a step up in trip.

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The Stewards received a request from Ross O'Sullivan, trainer of Inner Knowing, to substitute the nominated rider G.F. Carroll, with W.M.Lordon, due to the nominated rider being unable to make the weight. Evidence was heard from the trainer and from the nominated rider. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that G.F.Carroll was in breach of Rule 198, and having considered his record, issued a fine of €150.

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K.J. Leonard, rider of Enzani trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise five furlongs out.

C.P. Hoban, rider of Skerray Rules trained by M.Halford, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost his action in the straight.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Enzani, ridden by K.J. Leonard, and trained by John C. McConnell. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. K.J. Leonard, stated that his instructions were to drop his horse out the back, get some cover and creep into the race, without hitting the front too soon. He added that the horse made a respiratory noise five furlongs out, before staying on past beaten horse's. John C. McConnell, stated that the horse was having his first run in over a year and should improve for the run and for a step back up in trip. He expressed his satisfaction with the ride but felt the rider could have been stronger in the finish. The trainer also confirmed that the horse has a history of respiratory problems. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Enzani was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered but advised K.J.Leonard to be seen to be more forceful in the finish in future.



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