Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 6th January 2017

003C Elusive Pimpernel M'dn

Anastasia O'Brien, rider of Inescapable, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount received a bump on the bend and got unbalanced before staying on in the straight.

003F Race Displays M'dn

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Hamley (FR), trained by Peter Fahey, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame behind post race.

003G1 Marshes Shopping Centre Hcap

O.J. Orr, rider of Lucent Dream trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran short of room on the first bend.

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Free State (GB), trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, placed first, compared with its recent form. Evidence was heard from the trainer's representative, Wesley Hayes, who stated that the horse made a respiratory noise at Gowran in August and was subsequently operated on for his wind and given a break. He added that the horse returned at Dundalk on November 9th and was noted to be blowing hard post race, possibly having needed the run. He did not have any aids applied on that occasion and again on his last start on November 18th. Today's return to form was attributed to the application of blinkers and a tongue tie. Evidence was also heard from the Senior Rules Of Racing Turf Club Handicapper, Mr. Garry O'Gorman who stated that today's win represented a significant improvement on recent form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that the failure to report that the horse made a respiratory noise at Gowran was a breach of Rule 213(ii) and therefore referred the matter to the referrals committee under the provisions of Rule 213(iv).

003G2 Marshes Shopping Centre Hcap

R. Coakley, rider of Like A Prayer (GB) trained by Garvan Donnelly, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was lame post race.

C.R. King, rider of The Dancing Lord (GB) trained by Liam P Cusack, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount clipped heels in running.

C.T. Keane, rider of Song Of The Sky (GB) trained by John Joseph Murphy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost her action two furlongs out.



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