Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 8th January 2016

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

J.A. Nash, trainer of Tsar Paul (Off Feed) - €200

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

D.M. Redmond rode Twistsandturns (reserve) , trained by Patrick J.Flynn (Race 4)
A. Breslin replaced 'No rider declared' on Carried, trained by Mrs Prunella Dobbs (Race 5)(Stewards Permission - see enquiry)
R.P. Walsh replaced 'No rider declared' on Poitin (GB), trained by Keith Henry Clarke (Race 5)(Stewards Permission - see enquiry)

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The Stewards informed Ms. Sheila Lavery, trainer that Ultra Thef, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

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The Stewards interviewed C.R. King, rider of Zylan, 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 C.R. King was in breach of Rule 211 in that he failed to ride in a straight line from his draw position, and having taken his good record into account, they cautioned him.

The Stewards requested a report from Patrick Martin, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Ishebayorgrey, winner, as compared with its recent form.
The trainer reported that his second last run at Fairyhouse on 29th September was at the end of a long season and he thought that he gone over the top. He decided then to give him a break and he returned to the track here in Dundalk on 18th December over a mile and he was dropped out to get the trip but he failed to get into the race. Tonight, he was ridden more prominently in mid division over a more favourable trip and this may have brought about any apparent improvement in form.
Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

Gary Paul Halpin, rider of Firecrown trained by John M. Oxx, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount may not have handled the track.

G.F. Carroll, rider of Deeds Not Words, trained by J.F. Levins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran free last time out and so his instructions were to get him to settle and do his best from there. He stated he dropped him out, got him to settle, and he picked up under hands and heels in the straight where he was denied a clear run.

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C.P. Hoban, rider of In The Dark trained by M. Halford, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount suffered interference shortly after leaving the stalls and was subsequently lame on finishing.

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The Stewards interviewed Mrs Prunella Dobbs, trainer, concerning the failure to nominate a rider before the designated time for Carried. Evidence was heard from the trainer who stated that she was informed at short notice that a rider she wanted to nominate was unable to do the light weight of 8st 5lb, and she then attempted to secure a experienced rider who could do the weight as Carried can be a difficult ride. She even attempted to secure a rider from the UK but with 2 race meetings on today she was unable to do so and failed to find a suitable rider who could do the weight before the designated time. After this time she eventually secured A.J. Breslin who was available and who could do the weight.
Having considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted the explanation offered. Furthermore, they allowed the nomination of A.J. Breslin.

The Stewards interviewed Keith Henry Clarke, trainer, concerning the failure to nominate a rider before the designated time for Poitin (GB). Evidence was heard from the trainer who stated that he had a number of riders lined up to ride his mare on the morning of declarations but for a variety of reasons at 11.50 in the morning he was left without a suitable rider who could do the light weight of 8st 5lb. He explained his charge is a difficult ride and he failed to secure a suitable rider by the designated time. After this time, he secured UK based rider R.P. Walsh.
Having considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted the explanation offered.
Furthermore, they allowed the nomination of R.P. Walsh.

J.A. Heffernan, rider of Liberty Jack, trained by Sarah Dawson, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount stopped quickly at the end of the back straight once he came off the bridle.

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O.J. Orr, rider of Lusis Naturea (GB), trained by Noel C. Kelly, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount suffered interference jumping out of stalls and found himself detached early on, and he ran on late past tired horses in the home straight.

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M.A. Enright, rider of Joyful Sound, trained by Kevin McDonagh, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount slipped up independently in running. He further added that the horse had burst a blood vessel.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Joyful Sound, trained by Kevin McDonagh, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have burst a blood vessel during this race.



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