Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Fairyhouse 23rd April 2019

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

John C. McConnell, trainer of Go Another One (Declared in error) - €200

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

P.T. Enright replaced M.A. Enright on Whatsyourstatus, trained by Gearoid O'Loughlin (Race 1)(Injured).
B.J. Cooper replaced J.M. Moore on Lucky Road, trained by Gavin Cromwell (Race 1)(Injured).
J.S. McGarvey replaced M.A. Enright on Denwork (FR), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 5)(Injured)
A.W. Short rode The Shunter (reserve) , trained by John O. Clifford (Race 5)
C.D. Maxwell replaced J.M. Moore on Tara Dylan, trained by Thomas Mullins (Race 6)(Injured).
B.J. Cooper replaced Rachael Blackmore on High School Days (USA), trained by Henry de Bromhead (Race 6)(Injured)

081A Eat Your Vegetables M'dn H'dle

C. Brassil, rider of Electricitywork trained by Gary McGill, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was distressed when pulled up in the straight .

R.P. Treacy, rider of Regina Dracones trained by Thomas Gibney, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled having felt lame after hitting a hurdle very hard but subsequently appeared to be sound.

081D Ratoath Pharmacy Ladies Nat. Hcp S'chase

The Stewards interviewed Ms K. Ferris, rider of The Church Gate, concerning her 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 were of the opinion that Ms K. Ferris was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using her whip with excessive frequency and R10(3)(i) by not allowing her mount three strides to respond to the whip. Having taken her previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended Ms K. Ferris for 1 raceday.

081E INH Stallion Owners EBF Nov. H'cap H'dle

B. Hayes, rider of Sapphire Lady trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount met with interference when Insult fell which caused him to lose considerable ground before pulling up at a later stage.

C.D. Maxwell, rider of The White Volcano trained by J. Woods, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was never travelling during this race before being pulled up.

081F Rybo H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Denmead (GB), trained by Dan Skelton (in GB), at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Mr Adjudicator (GB), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

R. Walsh, rider of Mr Adjudicator (GB) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having been reluctant to race.

081G BoyleSports Joseph R.O'Reilly Hunter Sch

The Stewards interviewed Mr B. O'Neill, rider of Ucello Conti (FR), 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 were of the opinion that Mr B. O'Neill was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using his whip with excessive frequency, R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive force and R10(3)(e) by hitting his mount other than down the shoulder or on the hind quarters. Having considered his previous record, the Stewards suspended Mr B. O'Neill for 2 racedays.

Ms K. Ferris, rider of Horendus Hulabaloo trained by D.M. Christie, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount made a respiratory noise in running.

081H Ir. Stallion Farms EBF (M) INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr L.J. McGuinness, rider of Miss Cedille (FR), 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 were of the opinion that Mr L.J. McGuinness was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using his whip with excessive frequency. Having considered his previous record, the Stewards suspended Mr L.J. McGuinness for 1 raceday.

Mr T. Hamilton, rider of Betsy Boots trained by Anthony Mulholland, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost a front shoe during this race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Justice Leonie Reynolds (Chairman),

Mr. Sean Barry,

Mr. M.C. Hickey,

Mrs. T.K. Cooper,

Mr. P.D. Matthews.

The Stewards enquired into the withdrawals of Defi Bleu (FR) and Farclas (FR) from their engagements today where "change in going" was the reason submitted. Evidence was heard from Gordon Elliot, the trainer of both charges. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted the trainers explanation.



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


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