Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Fairyhouse 22nd February 2020

036A RED MILLS EBF Auction M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Surfing Tenor (GB), ridden by C.P. McNamara, and trained by Gavin Cromwell. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. C.P. McNamara, stated that he has ridden the horse at home and that it can be keen. His instructions today were to drop his mount in, get him to settle as he can be free and get him to run as well as he can. He felt that the leaders had gone too fast up front. Turning for home he pulled his mount out wide and he then got pushed further out but that he jumped the last two flights well and had stayed on past exhausted horses. Gavin Cromwell, stated that his charge can run free, wore earplugs today and had not run since April. He confirmed that the instructions he gave the rider were to jump off last and get him to settle. He stated that C. P. McNamara had ridden to instructions however he was not satisfied with how his charge was ridden in the closing stages of the race as C. P. McNamara could clearly have put his mount in the race more. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Surfing Tenor was slightly lame post race. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted Gavin Cromwell's explanation, however the stewards found C. P. McNamara in breach of Rule 212 A (ii) in that he had not made a genuine attempt to obtain from his mount timely, real and substantial efforts to achieve the best possible placing. Having considered C. P. McNamara's record in this regard the stewards suspended C. P. McNamara for 10 racedays and ordered that he forfeit his riding fee. Furthermore, the stewards in accordance with Rule 212 (A) (v) imposed a 42 day suspension on Surfing Tenor .

D.N. Russell, rider of Zihuatanejo trained by Anthony John Black, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount took a false step at the back of the third last flight and he thought that it may have been struck into.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Zihuatanejo, trained by Anthony John Black, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame post race.

036B Norman Colfer Winning Fair Juvenile Hdle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Gamin Original (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Anna Bunina (FR), trained by John C. McConnell, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have lost the right hind shoe and that she was also struck into on her right hind heels.

D.J. McInerney, rider of Anna Bunina (FR) trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount did not feel right after jumping the third last and he thought that he may have been struck into.

036C Tommy Carberry H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving Ificudiwud, ridden by E. Walsh, placed first and Moyode Gold, ridden by G. Brouder, placed second, where it appeared that interference occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the stewards made no alteration to the judges placings and took no further action. Mr. Peter Law absented himself from this enquiry.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Halsafari, trained by Michael J. Bowe, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have lost his right fore shoe in running.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Justice Leonie Reynolds (Chairman),
Ms. Mary M. O'Connor,
Mr. Pater Law,
Mr. Justice Tony Hunt,
Mr. P. D. Matthews.

Owing to the ground conditions, the Stewards granted permission for fence one (the last) to be omitted from races five and six.



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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