Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 8th February 2019

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

M.D. O'Callaghan, trainer of Evasive Power (USA) (Off feed) - €200

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

A.J. Slattery replaced M.P. O'Connor on Hide Your Heart, trained by J.A.Stack (Race 5)(See enquiry)

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The Stewards fined S. Donohoe, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Pacolita, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Pacolita in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

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Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards allowed Grace Rafaela, trained by James M. Ryan, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the error identified in the certification of vaccinations would be corrected in accordance with Rule 91 within the timeframe specified.

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The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Mr. P.L. Malone, that M.P. O'Connor, nominated rider for Hide Your Heart, had presented himself at scales to weigh out at 3lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he was a student and was not riding out daily. He added that he had informed J.A. Stack yesterday that he would be overweight which was flagged by a declaration for the possibility of carrying 2lbs overweight. He said that he was unable to lose the required weight to ride within the nominated overweight. Evidence was also heard from Sean Hennessy, Authorised representative of J.A. Stack, trainer of Hide Your Heart. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the explanation offered did not constitute an exceptional circumstance in accordance with the provisions of Rule 198 (vii) and consequently did not allow the request for M.P. O'Connor to ride at 3lbs overweight. Having taken his good previous record into consideration, the Stewards fined M.P. O'Connor €150. The Stewards allowed the request from Sean Hennessy to replace M.P. O'Connor with A. J. Slattery.

G.P. Halpin, rider of Man Power trained by M.D. O'Callaghan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount finished lame.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Man Power, trained by M.D. O'Callaghan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame behind post race.

P.A. Harnett, rider of Lavengro Lad trained by Andrew Slattery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that he was hit in the face when his mount threw back his head on leaving the starting stalls.

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R.P. Cleary, rider of Tomahawk Kid (GB) trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not handle the surface of this track.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Spinning Pearl, trained by Anthony McCann, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

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M.A. Gallagher, rider of Broughtons Sport (GB) trained by P.J.Hassett, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount choked badly about three furlongs from the finish.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. F. Cahill (Chairman),

Mr. L. McFerran,

Dr. J.F. Gillespie,

Mr. J. Hunt,

Mr. P.D. Matthews.



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


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