Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 9th December 2016

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

D.E. Sheehy rode Performance Art (reserve) , trained by Anthony Mullins (Race 2)
D.E. Hogan replaced C.J. Gavin on Gold Not Silver, trained by Adrian Brendan Joyce (Race 6)(Stewards' Permission)
C.T. Keane rode Song Of Namibia (reserve) , trained by G.M.Lyons (Race 7)

336A Crowne Plaza Race & Stay H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident approaching the turn involving Your Pal Tal (GB), ridden by R. Coakley, Kiss The Stars, ridden by K.J. Leonard, and Chosen Rock, ridden by S.P. Davis, where it appeared Your Pal Tal and Chosen Rock received interference. A. Leahy, trainer, attended this enquiry with apprentice, K.J. Leonard. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found K.J. Leonard in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and suspended him for two race days.

336B Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

C.P. Hoban, rider of Makamamia (GB), trained by A. Oliver, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran green.

336C MSS - This One's For You Hylo H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Captain Joy, trained by Tracey Collins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

336D Christmas Party Packages Nursery H'cap

R.P. Cleary, rider of Ebbageena trained by Damian Joseph English, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung in the straight.

336E1 Leading Jockey & Trainer Apprentice Hcap

J.W. Kennedy, rider of Minot Street (CAN) trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away and didn't get a clear run thereafter.

The Stewards requested a report from John James Feane, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Bulgadin Lady, placed first, as compared with its most recent run. The trainer reported that this horse possibly raced too freely at Limerick last time and was better suited by the run of the race today. Having considered the report the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the straight involving Minot Street (CAN), ridden by J.W. Kennedy, Royal Roslea (GB), ridden by O.J. Orr, King Christophe, ridden by D.P. Linehan, Kalamkan (USA), ridden by S.B. Kelly, and Redwood Boy, ridden by D.E. Sheehy, where it appeared Minot Street (CAN), Kalamhan (USA) and Redwood Boy ran short of room. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Bernard Caldwell, attended this enquiry with D.P. Linehan, and E. Sheedy attended this enquiry with D. E. Sheehy. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards apportioned no blame to any individual rider but advised the riders to ride with more care in future.

336E2 Leading Jockey & Trainer Apprentice Hcap

The Stewards imposed a fine of €200 on C.J. Gavin, rider, for failing to present himself to weigh out on Gold Not Silver, trained by Adrian Brendan Joyce, in this race. The Stewards allowed D.E. Hogan as replacement rider.

The Stewards interviewed D.E. Hogan, rider of Gold Not Silver, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found D.E. Hogan in breach of Reg. 10 3.(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and suspended him for five race days.

The Stewards enquired into the circumstances regarding the mistaken withdrawal of reserve Gretzky (GB) trained by Matthew J Smith from this race at the closure of the card before racing began. Evidence was heard from racecourse Chief Executive, Jim Martin and the trainer involved. The trainer stated that he declared Gretzky (GB) by fax this morning to the racecourse. He confirmed the fax with a follow-up phone call. Jim Martin confirmed that the fax was received by the racecourse and was delivered to the weigh room along with other faxes and left there in the afternoon before any Turf Club Officials had arrived. However, once the Clerk of the Scales arrived for work there was no sign of the fax declaring Gretzky (GB), and the horse was withdrawn at the closure of the card as it was understood that the horse was not an intended runner. Once this error was discovered the Stewards, using their powers under Rule 194 (ix), reinstated Gretzky (GB) as a runner as they were satisfied that the withdrawal was due to a mistaken action and referred the matter to the CEO of The Turf Club for further investigation.

336F New Year's Eve Greyhound Racing M'dn

The Stewards interviewed R. Aguiar, rider of Tetraites, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found the rider in breach of Reg. 10 3.(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and suspended him for one race day.



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