Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 8th November 2013

The following trainer was fined €200 for the non-notification of a Veterinary Certificate in accordance with the provision of Rule 194(v) (vi):

D. K. Weld for Secret Locket at Dundalk 8th November 2013.

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

W.M.Lordan rode Vim (reserve) , trained by Sean P. Hennessy (Race 6)

305A Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Mr.W.Fleming, that J. Brennan, rider of Oighear Fuar, weighed in two pounds overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Rule 231 and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day. Furthermore the rider was advised to meet with the Turf Club Medical Officer to agree a minimum riding weight.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of American Hope (USA), ridden by J.A. Heffernan, and trained by W.P. Browne. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. J.A. Heffernan, stated that his instructions were to drop his mount in from a wide draw, take his time and do his best in the straight . He added that he was unable to obtain a good position from his wide draw but made up ground in the straight despite running green and suffering some interference in the latter stages. W.P. Browne, confirmed the instructions adding that the horse is a light type who didn't need a hard race first time out. He also expressed his satisfaction with the ride. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that American Hope was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.
Mr. P. Caffrey, Acting Steward absented himself from this enquiry.

305C(ii) Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Division Two)

The Stewards fined Thomas Cleary, trainer, €65 for failing to fit a tongue tie to My Rules, prior to entering the parade ring.

305D Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn

The Stewards fined J.P. Murtagh, trainer, €130 for lodging a passport in respect of Hardstone (USA), in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

J.F. Egan, rider of Brog Deas Nua (USA) trained by Patrick J.Flynn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount missed the break.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Bribe The Bouncer trained by Mrs John Harrington was injured post race.

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