Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 7th November 2018

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

J.A. Heffernan rode Messerati Kid (reserve) , trained by Adrian Murray (Race 7)

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J.A. Heffernan, rider of Royal Court trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got tightened for room turning out of the back straight.

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The Stewards interviewed S.C. Cronin, rider of Annie Fior, 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 S.C. Cronin was in breach of Rule 211(a) by failing to ride in a straight line to the marker poles. The Stewards cautioned S.C. Cronin having taken his clean record into consideration.

Michael Winters, trainer of Annie Fior, reported to the Office of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board that the jockey noted that he'd heard a noise and she dropped off afterwards.

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A.C. Persse, rider of D K Travel, trained by R.P.Rath, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount swallowed his tongue when being put under pressure to race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined D K Travel, trained by R.P.Rath, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Dromana, trained by P.J.Prendergast, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be coughing post race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Saint Irini, trained by E. D. Delany, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

G.P. Halpin, rider of Dromana trained by P.J.Prendergast, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount finished lame.

N.M. Crosse, rider of Saint Irini trained by E. D. Delany, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled during this race.

The Stewards requested a report from Joseph Patrick O'Brien, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Too Precious, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Damien Murphy, Authorised representative for Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported that their charge had failed to handle softer ground conditions on her last two runs but reproduced the form on tonights surface that she had shown last year when making her racecourse debut here. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

The Stewards intended to interview Charles O'Brien, trainer, concerning the pattern of behaviour of Fake Media under the provisions of Rule 14 for failing to load into stalls for the third successive time. The Stewards called for Charles O'Brien or his Authorised representative to attend this enquiry but were informed by Security personnel at 8.46 p.m. that the Authorised representative had already departed the racecourse. As the Stewards were unable to hear any evidence, they referred the matter to the Referrals Committee.

The Stewards ordered that Fake Media would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

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B.M. Coen, rider of Aunty Audrey trained by Patrick J.Flynn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled during this race.

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Dharma Rain trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost her action during this race.

L.F. Roche, rider of Misty Dawn trained by Adrian Murray, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was feeling her left fore during this race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. A. Byrne (Chairman),

Mr. Justice T. Hunt,

Mr. J. Gaisford-St. Lawrence,

Rev. C. Hall-Thompson,

Mr. Hugh Hynes.



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


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