Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Fairyhouse 20th April 2014

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

M.J. Bolger replaced J.L. Cullen on Kims Dream, trained by N Dooly (Race 2)(Stewards' Permission).
P. Carberry replaced B.J. Geraghty on Road To Riches, trained by Noel Meade (Race 6)(Stewards' Permission)
Miss K. Harrington replaced Mr M. Fahey on Barren Hill, trained by Mrs John Harrington (Race 7)(Stewards' Permission)

079A The Irish Field M'dn H'dle

M.J. Bolger, rider of Ryansbrook, trained by C.A.Murphy, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was off the bridle early and would prefer an ease in the going and further.

079B Gleesons Butchers Novice H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed N Dooly, trainer, concerning his request to nominate M. J. Bolger for Kims Dream in this race, after the original rider J. L. Cullen signalled that he was unable to do the weight. Evidence was heard from J. L. Cullen and the trainer concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards allowed the request to change rider and cautioned J. L. Cullen regarding his responsibilities under Rule 195 in future.

R.C. Colgan, rider of King Of Oriel trained by Donal Kinsella, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount travelled well to three out before cutting out.

079D INH Stallion Owners EBF Nov. H'cap H'dle

A.E. Lynch, rider of Courtncatcher trained by Patrick J. Duffy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was hampered by a faller and was pulled up.

B.T. O'Connell, rider of Allied Victory trained by M.F.Morris, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was struck into and was pulled up.

R.C. Colgan, rider of The King Of Brega trained by Patrick Downey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was never travelling and was pulled up.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined The King Of Brega, trained by Patrick Downey, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

Patrick Downey, trainer of The King Of Brega, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge scoped clean post race.

079F Coolmore Stud Novice Steeplechase

The Stewards requested a report from Noel Meade, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Road To Riches, winner, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that this horse got things very much his own way today. He has run poorly when waited-with in the past but seemed to enjoy being more prominently ridden. He also felt he appreciated the drying ground. Having considered the report the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

079G Tattersalls Ireland Sales Bumper

The Stewards fined Thomas Mullins, trainer, €130 for lodging a passport in respect of Sir Scorpion, 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.

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