Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Fairyhouse 1st January 2020

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

S.W. Flanagan replaced D.N. Russell on Milan Native, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 5)(Injured)
J.S. McGarvey replaced D.N. Russell on Kayf Thou (GB), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 4)(Injured)
K.M. Donoghue replaced D.N. Russell on Cheb De Kerviniou (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 6)(Injured)
K.M. Donoghue replaced D.N. Russell on Mount Ida, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 2)(Injured)
L.A. McKenna replaced K. Brogan on Euclyde Dubreau (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 1)(Unwell)

001A Happy New Year From Fairyhouse M'dn Hdle

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of All About Joe, ridden by M.M. McDonagh, and trained by C.A.Murphy. Evidence was heard from the rider and the trainer's authorised representative.
M.M. McDonagh, stated that his instructions were to jump off around mid division and not be too hard on his mount, that he'd be learning and the horse would also. In the race his mount was keen early on but he got him in a rhythm. As there is a long straight at this track he didn't want to get his horse off the bridle early. At the second last his mount gurgled, whereby he gave him a chance and he got going again after the last hurdle. He further added that his mount made a respiratory noise again on pulling up. He acknowledged that he should have reported this information to the Clerk of the Scales or a Stewards' Secretary prior to the Stewards Enquiry as required under Rule 213. When asked if he was harder on the horse could he have finished any closer, he stated that he could maybe have finished a place or two closer but he would not have won the race.
C.A.Murphy's representative Patrick Sinnott, confirmed the instructions given to the rider. As it was the horse's first run they didn't have previous runs to go on but the horse was pretty straight and fit for his debut today. While taking the rider's relative inexperience into account, he felt that he could have made more effort.
The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer which stated that the horse was examined and found to be post race normal.

Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found M. M. McDonagh in breach of Rule 212 and having taken his record into account suspended him for 10 race days and ordered the forfeiture of his riding fee. They further found him in breach of Rule 213 by failing to report something which might have affected the running of his horse, and advised him of his responsibilities regarding this rule. The Stewards also found C. A. Murphy in breach of Rule 212 (through his representative) and having taken his record into account imposed a fine of €2000 and suspended the horse from racing for a period of 42 days.

001B 150th Irish Grand National (M) Nov. Hdle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Mount Ida, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

001C Fairyhouse 2020 Ladies H'cap H'dle

Miss M. O'Sullivan, rider of Conright Boy trained by Mrs. C. O'Leary, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount never travelled.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Conright Boy, trained by Mrs. C. O'Leary, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal post race.

Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards allowed Dessie's Diamond, trained by Paul W. Flynn, 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.

001D Fairyhouse Launches New Brand H'cap Hdle

B. Browne, rider of Ard Na Carraig (GB) trained by Oliver McKiernan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Kayf Thou (GB), trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be coughing post race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Ms. Justice Leonie Reynolds (Chairman)
Mr. Justice Tony Hunt
Mr. William Flood
Mrs. T.K. Cooper
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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