Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 7th March 2014

043B McCrystals XL Jenkinstown M'dn

The Stewards informed D. K. Weld, trainer that Keyboard Melody, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

043D Market Bar Drogheda H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the straight involving California Rose (GB), ridden by P.J. Smullen, placed fourth, Atlas Peak, ridden by S. Corby, unplaced, Tohugo, ridden by D.P. McDonogh, unplaced and Thefiddlerofduneen, ridden by I.T. Queally, unplaced. Garrett Cotter, representing Mr. M.Halford, trainer attended the enquiry with S.Corby and Mr. Liam McAteer, trainer attended the enquiry with Ian Queally. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that P.J.Smullen was in breach of Rule 214, in that he had ridden carelessly and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day.

The Stewards interviewed F.M. Berry, rider of Ballynakelly, concerning the fact that he appeared to move across before reaching the marker poles. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered evidence from the rider, the Stewards were of the opinion that F.M.Berry was in breach of Rule 211 and having considered his record, severely cautioned him as to his future responsibilities in this regard.

043E Your Local Value Centre Race

The Stewards interviewed S.J. Hassett, rider of Master Speaker, concerning his use of the whip in the final furlong of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10(4), in that he used the whip without giving his mount time to respond and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day.

043F XL H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the final furlong involving Catwilldo, ridden by G.J. Phillips, placed second, Boughtforasong, ridden by S. Corby, placed first and Chillie Billie (GB), ridden by R. Coakley, placed third. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned, in the presence of Garrett Cotter, representing Mr. M. Halford, master of S. Corby. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the judge's placings, however they were of the opinion that G. J. Phillips was in breach of Rule 214,in that he failed to take reasonable steps to avoid causing interference and having considered his record, suspended him for two race days.
Mr. P. Caffrey, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.



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